Airbnb and Uber squeezing legislation

The sharing economy is growing fast, with companies such as Airbnb and Uber worth multi-million dollars.

The government has commissioned university lecturer, Karin Bradley, to chart the phenomenon and to reflect on its implications for legislation. She will also propose, if necessary, changes to legislation for consumer rights, product safety, inspections and how disputes could be resolved.

Minister for Financial Markets, Per Bolund, is positive about the sharing economy, which can increase sustainability, both environmentally and socially. He hopes the study will point out what barriers there are for development, and what the state can do to remove them.