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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 17 November 2011) . . Page.. 5629 ..


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January 2011

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February 2011

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March 2011

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April 2011

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Planning—short-term rentals(Question No 1819)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 21  September 2011:

(1) What regulations are in place for short-term furnished accommodation rentals in relation to (a) public liability insurance, (b) innkeepers liability, (c) payment of GST, (d) selling of liquor, (e) commercial utilities rates, (f) grading schemes and (g) building code classifications for (i) hotels and (ii) motels.

(2) Why are hotels and motels not regulated uniformly in relation to (a) public liability insurance, (b) innkeepers liability, (c) payment of GST, (d) selling of liquor, (e) commercial utilities rates, (f) grading schemes and (g) building code classifications.

(3) What inspection-on-demand mechanisms are in place for agencies like ACT Health to assess the standards of short-term rentals.

(4) What mechanisms are there to capture complaints and grievances for tenants of short-term rentals.

(5) Does the Government have plans to change the Territory Plan or planning system in relation to short-term rentals, and if so, what will the Government change.

(6) What discussions has the Government had with the Australian Building Codes Board in relation to short-term rentals.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) (a) There are no regulations in place. This is a matter for the private market.

(b) ACT law makes provision for traveller accommodation providers liability in Part 11.1 of the Civil Law (Wrongs) Act 2002.


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