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If you own a blimp, you need a Plan B

The founders of Sky Ship Uluru had a brilliant idea. … Continue Reading

Flight MH 17 – Victims families settle for ‘not large’ compensation

On 17 July, it will be five years since Flight MH 17 was shot down by a Russian missile over the sunflower fields of the Ukraine on 17 July 2014, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew. … Continue Reading

Is this the end for fake boomerangs?

It’s not just plastic boomerangs that are fake. It’s cheap imported boomerangs from South-East Asia such as Vietnam and Indonesia. … Continue Reading

Don’t wear a scarf if you are hot air ballooning

February 25, 2019 Headline News, Travel Law No Comments

The High Court of Australia has ruled that wearing a scarf is risky if you are hot air ballooning. Risky for the wearer, and risky for the balloon operator. … Continue Reading

How to start a tour business in Australia: Seven legal essentials

February 15, 2019 Headline News, Travel Law No Comments

Are you thinking about setting up as a tour operator or starting a tour business in Australia? … Continue Reading

Legal Tips for Travellers

January 14, 2019 Travel Law No Comments

Short of being an expert in the various legalese of the world such as commercial law, property law or public law, there is a good chance that you might be flying blind if you are renting or hosting through websites like Airbnb.  … Continue Reading

Executive Summary Whatever you do, don’t annoy the voters! New laws for Airbnb rentals to start in 2019 in NSW

The Castle is a great movie because it captures the emotional attachment Australians have to their home and to living a friendly and peaceful neighbourhood. … Continue Reading

Why did Dreamworld fail in its duty of care to keep the Thunder River Rapids ride safe on 25 October 2016?

Last Wednesday it was my pleasure to give a presentation to students at the UTS Business School, at the invitation of Dr David Beirman, Senior Lecturer – Tourism Management Discipline Group. … Continue Reading

NSW Govt invites public submissions on Airbnb style short-term holiday letting policy

Since 2015, the NSW Government has been working on developing a policy framework for short-term holiday letting in response to the growing popularity of Airbnb style short-term holiday letting (STHL) online booking services.  It has been slow going. … Continue Reading

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