On 24 May 2018, State Labor MP Stephen Kamper spoke in Parliament.  His constituents wanted to know why Government, which was happy to wipe out the taxi industry overnight through the introduction of Uber, had been entirely unwilling to make a decision on so-called ‘ho...

While the City of Sydney’s senior Legal staff are not permitted to discuss zoning violations with ratepayers, and Councillors fail to acknowledge correspondence seeking aid, City of Sydney Council, reportedly part of Airbnb’s “most penetrated market in the world”, is p...

According to yesterday’s SMH, criminals are increasingly using Airbnb rentals to camouflage drug dealing.  Three recent NSW Crime Commission investigations involved courier companies delivering drugs to Sydney Airbnb rentals.  Meanwhile in the US, Senators are calling...

An article in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph misquoted Deputy Premier John Barilaro’s short-term rental, Dungowan Estate, at $1,850/night. A minimum two-night-stay in January will in fact set one back $4,899  - or $2,450/night.  Happy tidings!  The Telegraph’s reporters a...

After another one (Atlanta – no deaths this time), nay two (Dallas) Airbnb shootings – bringing the total since May in the US/Canada to 41 shootings causing death or serious injury - Airbnb’s Australian representatives have fallen silent.  The Twitter accounts of...

After more shootings, Airbnb’s US35 billion dollar man Brian Chesky has taken to twitter, promising to verify the accuracy of its 7,000,000 listings and the identity of every landlord. And if client expectations fall short on arrival, they will be moved into something...

Airbnb will remove the word "party" from the descriptions of its listings.  Party Houses Banned after five die in shooting.  Voila, problem solved!  But wait, another shooting, this time in Edmonton, Canada.  Airbnb shootings in the US since Ma...

The NSW Fair Trading Complaint Register has ‘request for refunds’ as the main source of dissatisfaction for those using the Airbnb platform.  This adds weight to reports such as that which appeared two days ago in a US newspaper - I Accidentally Uncovere...

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