On this day last year the NSW Parliament debated changes to legislation, which would permit across the State short-term (as short as an hour) tourist/visitor rentals of residential dwellings.  Section 137A was slipped into the NSW Strata Schemes Management Act on...

The Tasmanian Tenants Union, and the University of Tasmania, know too well the contribution Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms are having in regards to a crisis in housing.  Strong growth in Tasmanian tourism has resulted in the sector expanding by 162% in th...

A Gold Coast ‘party house’ is ruining short-stay’s name, claims the Australian Short-Term Rental Accommodation Association (ASTRA).  The ASTRA spokesperson argues, “short stay hosts should be subject to the kind of legislation traditional providers are boun...

The NSW Shire of Tweed is located within shouting distance of and suffers the overflow from the Gold Coast’s Airbnb contagion.  The Tweed Daily News reports (24/05/19) the promotion of State MP Geoff Provest to Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism and Major Events.  Pro...

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