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Doug Luke, Coordinator VOHL

Victims of Holiday Letting (VOHL) are appalled at the latest Airbnb antics.

In a widely circulated email sent by multinational Airbnb’s head office in Dublin, Ireland, to all their NSW ‘hosts’ they say that ‘hosts’ should vote for the LNP at the March 2019 state election as Labor’s policy is to enact compulsory registration for those who holiday let.

It is obvious that Airbnb do not want their ‘hosts’ to be accountable to the state and local government as elected by NSW citizens. No registration means there will be a lack of accurate data collection. Data collection was one of the recommendations from the NSW parliamentary inquiry into short-term holiday letting. Compliance monitoring by government will be difficult with no registration.

This is meddling interference in the Australian political process. Is Airbnb a registered lobbying group?

Airbnb, don’t meddle in Australian politics, stop interfering with our residential zones, and pay your fair share of corporate tax in Australia!


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