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Industry backlash following ‘leaked’ NSW parliament decision to back Airbnb

Australia’s accommodation sector has rejected the recommendations of a NSW Legislative Assembly Committee Inquiry into short-term letting – leaked to the media this weekend in advance of tabling before parliament – saying that if the reported recommendations were correct they would put consumers at risk and favour commercial landlords over residential communities across the state.

Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) called on the NSW Parliament to reject the recommendations of the Legislative Assembly Committee, saying that while it did not oppose ‘genuine’ sharing – where a resident-owner rented out a room in their property – any relaxation of rules relating to full properties would simply benefit commercial landlords, reduce the availability of long-term rental accommodation, and totally disrupt neighbourhoods and communities.

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Rosie Clarke
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