Rideshare company Uber will pay a $21 million fine after admitting it overestimated fees for services and advertised a possible cancellation fee that it never charged.The fine is $5 million less than the one proposed by Uber and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which took the rideshare giant to the Federal Court over misleading and deceptive practices.
A man who allegedly stalked three teenagers in a Sydney shopping centre told police he wanted to have sex with the girls and get a girlfriend, a court has been told.Timothy James Deramore Denver, 37, faced Manly Local Court on Wednesday, a day after being arrested for allegedly pinching the bottom of a 17-year-old girl in Westfield Warringah Mall in Brookvale.
German authorities expect further arrests in the coming days as they investigate a far-right group prosecutors say was preparing to overthrow the state and install a former member of a German royal family as national leader.A former parliamentary lawmaker from the far-right Alternative For Germany (AfD) was also among those detained, according to German prosecutors.
Nepal is facing fresh political uncertainty after a vote count of the general elections held last month delivered a hung parliament, leaving the ruling alliance led by Nepali Congress two seats short of a majority.Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's NC emerged as the largest party with 89 out of a total of 275 seats in the federal parliament while the main opposition Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) came a close second with 78 seats, Election Commission figures showed on Wedne
Flood-affected tourism operators along the Murray River are open for business and want to spread the word to holiday-makers.At Echuca on the Victorian-NSW border, Campaspe Lodge owner David Connally said businesses were facing cancellations and trepidation from tourists.
ShutterstockUsing fire and burning, and threats to burn, as part of family violence is more common than many people realise. These tools and tactics are used to coercively control a partner or ex-partner. Recent legal cases highlight the issue. As one of several acts of family violence against his partner, Brett doused her in diesel and set her hair alight. Similarly, one of Michael’s acts of violence against his partner was to splash her with turpentine and threaten to “watch her burn”. Other a
Australia has been assured it will be supported by the United States to gain nuclear-powered submarines as soon as possible and will not be left with a capability gap.Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Defence Minister Richard Marles met with their United States counterparts on Wednesday morning (AEDT) for the annual AUSMIN talks.
Australia's political leaders have not yet reached a decision to cap coal and gas prices but "temporary" interventions are on the table.Energy Minister Chris Bowen has met with state and territory counterparts to discuss long-term strategies to drive down power prices and the next steps in Australia's transition to renewables.
Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and members of the royal family were not approached for comment on the content of Harry and Meghan's Netflix series, palace sources say.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's documentary began streaming on Thursday, with Harry accusing the royals of having a "huge level of unconscious bias" and Meghan saying the media wanted to "destroy" her.
Welfare officers at Tasmania Police lacked knowledge and understanding about post-traumatic stress disorder, the former partner of a sergeant who took his own life has told an inquest.The death of much-loved Sergeant Robert Cooke, 49, in 2020 is one of four police officer suicides being examined by the inquest.
A local doctor wheeled out by NSW Labor to run in a key Sydney seat has withdrawn his candidacy.Ryde doctor Francisco Valencia was until Thursday Labor's candidate for the state electorate of Ryde in the upcoming NSW election.
Shopping centres and office precincts will be fitted with more electric vehicles chargers in the "coming months" as part of a new deal with one of Australia's biggest developers.Lendlease signed a partnership with Everty on Wednesday to roll out at least 80 electric car chargers in its properties around Australia, including popular shopping complexes in NSW, Queensland and Western Australia.
Tightly wrapped human remains have been discovered by cleaners under a Brisbane unit complex, sparking a police investigation.The body was found partially buried in a locked area behind a wall at the Alderley Avenue building in Brisbane's north on Wednesday morning, police said.
Michael Reynolds/EPA/AAPForeign Minister Penny Wong and Defence Minister Richard Marles met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III for the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) in Washington, DC, on December 6. While there is notable continuity with last year’s agenda, this year’s AUSMIN clearly bears the Albanese government’s foreign and defence policy imprint – one that has a receptive audience in the Biden administration. Wi
Two years have passed since the Morrison government was handed a troubling report on the failings of Australia's environment laws. On Thursday, the new government will explain how it plans to fix them.
A major push by the NSW government to free up land for housing has failed to protect green spaces and left the state less liveable, environmental campaigners say.Ahead of the NSW election in March, the Total Environment Centre on Wednesday called for protections limiting major development including enforcing a new koala green belt around Sydney.
An environmental group has started legal action in a bid to stop the expansion of a coal mine that produces 10.The expansion, approved by the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) in September, would make the Mount Pleasant operation the biggest open-cut coal mine in the state, with an annual production capacity of 21 million tonnes.