Archive for the ‘opinion’ Category

Air BnB – illegal hotels at the expense of Sydney housing

Posted on: March 5th, 2019 by Mike Barrow 1 Comment

Snooping around Sydney’s Airbnb listings reveals a city with more than 36,500 places listed at a higher average price than Paris, London, Melbourne, New York and Hong Kong. Sydneysiders have [...] read more...

Kakadu tourism on the rise

Posted on: February 5th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

New data shows visitation to Kakadu National Park has reached its highest point in a decade, despite grim outlooks for the Northern Territory‘s tourism sector elsewhere. Meryl Triggs from the [...] read more...

Tasmania’s tourism boom driven by inbound Chinese

Posted on: February 5th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

A boom in outdoor activities and farm-gate visits is fuelling overseas tourism in Tasmania, with the island state experiencing the biggest growth in visitor numbers of any state and territory, [...] read more...

NSW Central Coast soon to get WHV restrictions lifted

Posted on: January 8th, 2019 by Mike Barrow No Comments

Regional Development Australia, Central Coast, (RDACC) has applauded the decision by the Australian Government to address working holiday visa restrictions to help address the critical labour shortage facing Australia’s agricultural [...] read more...

Has Sydney lost its soul?

Posted on: November 26th, 2018 by Mike Barrow 1 Comment

Sydney is a city that has „lost its soul”, „ruined” by over-development, expensive real estate, and poker machines.That’s according to Sydneysiders responding to academic Rohan Miller’s recent description of the [...] read more...