Minister Matt Kean’s Fair Trading Amendment (Short-Term Rental Accommodation) Bill slipped through Parliament last month. Deputy Premier John Barilaro sought a ‘pair’ so as not to vote. Seems the Deputy Premier objects to paying a slice of his ‘pie’ to the multiple platforms across which he advertises one of his properties. Still, the Hon Member was assured that the Bill would pass; his National Party subordinates, including those with apartments listed on Land and Environment Court Orders together with Penal Notice – “Illegal” short-term rentals – all voted, ensuring passage of the Bill.
Oh, and here’s a link to the ‘Hitler rant’. And honestly, trust John, at four minutes, it’s well worth a watch.