laura crommelin

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Short-term letting via digital platforms benefits some in the market at the expense of others. Closer regulation might be needed in Melbourne and Sydney, where a permissive approach prevails.

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As the NSW State Government moves to impose limits on apartment owners who continuously let on a short-term basis, one issue is that Airbnb isn't transparent about how many properties are truly 'shared' and how many are just part of a business.

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UNSW researchers are hoping to shed light on the role that Airbnb plays in the housing affordability crisis in Australia's two biggest cities.