Adelaide council calls for Airbnb accommodation to be regulated like hotels

Adelaide council calls for Airbnb accommodation to be regulated like hotels

Posted June 13, 2018 13:06:09 Photo: Apartments on the Patawalonga marina in Glenelg. (User submitted: Barry Gregson) An Adelaide council home to the state’s most popular beach is calling for Airbnb-type accommodation to be classified as hotels. Holdfast Bay Council is calling for the change to better regulate the industry, …

Former Aboriginal prison on Rottnest Island, the Quod, closed for tourist accommodation

Former Aboriginal prison on Rottnest Island, the Quod, closed for tourist accommodation

Posted May 30, 2018 15:57:04 Photo: Ezra Jacobs-Smith is the Aboriginal Heritage Officer on Rottnest Island (ABC Radio Perth: Jo Trilling) A prison building on Rottnest Island where thousands of Aboriginal men and boys were incarcerated will no longer be used as holiday accommodation. It is a move welcomed by …

Airbnb a boat: Maritime Safety Authority considers relaxing restrictions on short-term accommodation

Airbnb a boat: Maritime Safety Authority considers relaxing restrictions on short-term accommodation

Posted May 15, 2018 06:39:31 Photo: Col Dann and Marj Sullivan occasionally rent out the spare bedroom of their boat via Airbnb. (ABC Tropical North: Sophie Meixner) It could soon be easier to rent out a boat berthed in a marina as short-term accommodation under a draft exemption that could …

Commonwealth Games accommodation still available, as Airbnb listings soar on Gold Coast

Commonwealth Games accommodation still available, as Airbnb listings soar on Gold Coast

Posted March 10, 2018 12:37:25 Photo: Agnieszka Biel expects to list her studio apartment for at least $100 a night. (ABC Gold Coast: Tom Forbes ) There are almost as many Airbnb listings on the Gold Coast as there are in Brisbane, with private hosts set to provide stiff competition …

Hobart housing crisis: Tasmanian Government stumps up $500k for emergency accommodation

Hobart housing crisis: Tasmanian Government stumps up $500k for emergency accommodation

Posted March 24, 2018 12:41:24 Homeless families will be moved into cabins and motels before winter as part of a government fix to the state’s housing crisis. Newly appointed Housing Minister Roger Jaensch has announced $500,000 for what he’s calling “immediate emergency accommodation options” for Hobart. It follows a housing …