Police conduct checks at the QLD/NSW border at Coolangatta due to Covid-19 crisis. Picture: Adam Head
Police conduct checks at the QLD/NSW border at Coolangatta due to Covid-19 crisis. Picture: Adam Head

Labor senator had guests at Airbnb

Labor Senator Deborah O'Neill has promised that all future bookings for her coastal NSW Airbnb property have been cancelled, except for those by essential workers, amid a report that guests stayed there this month.

A spokeswoman for the federal politician confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that she had people at the Central Coast home from April 6 to 8.

Labor Senator Deborah O’Neill says she will cancel Airbnb bookings at her coastal property.
Labor Senator Deborah O’Neill says she will cancel Airbnb bookings at her coastal property.


Senator O'Neill told the newspaper all bookers were informed that occupants must comply with the COVID-19 changes to the law.

The senator later told the newspaper "unless someone is an essential service worker, all future bookings have been cancelled".

Non-essential travel to regional towns in NSW has been banned to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Police conduct checks at the QLD/NSW border at Coolangatta due to COVID-19 crisis. Picture: Adam Head
Police conduct checks at the QLD/NSW border at Coolangatta due to COVID-19 crisis. Picture: Adam Head

 

NSW Police Minister David Elliott said all landlords have a responsibility to adhere to the Health Act and also the spirit of the law.

"It's extremely disappointing that this Labor politician (Senator O'Neill) has refused to heed the ongoing warnings," he said.

NSW Liberal MP Don Harwin resigned from his post as arts minister and was fined $1000 this month after it was revealed he had moved to his Central Coast holiday home.

Originally published as Labor senator had guests at Airbnb


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