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The NSW Government has come down with a serious case of cold feet over proposed regulations for Airbnb and the home-sharing industry, after pushback from the Coalition party room. A key sticking point appears to be the Government's refusal to legislate to allow building owners to vote and ban the use of Airbnb in their buildings. One MP has previously told the ABC that introducing the plan in the lead-up to next year's election would be "political suicide." Stephen Goddard from the Owners Corporation Network said he was relieved backbenchers did not support the proposed changes. "It is a relief to hear the Government backbench is taken by the view that owners in general meetings should have the democratic right to decide how their building should be used," he said. "It is fortunate for us and the community to see our local members hearing what's being said on the streets rather than being held captive by the likes of Airbnb."