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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.
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.
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan have accepted a human rights award at a Ripple of Hope gala in New York where they were honoured for addressing racial injustice and mental health.The British royals received the award late on Tuesday from the Robert F.
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
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.
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
Bruce Lehrmann is preparing to launch defamation proceedings after the criminal charges against him were dropped.Former Liberal Party staffer Brittany Higgins accused Mr Lehrmann of raping her inside the Parliament House office of the minister who they both worked for in 2019.
Google, Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon will share in the Pentagon's $US9 billion ($A13 billion) contract to build its cloud computing network.The move was announced a year after accusations of politicisation over the previously announced contract and a protracted legal battle resulted in the military starting over in its award process.
Treasurer Jim Chalmers says the federal government has not yet reached a decision to cap coal and gas prices ahead of a key energy meeting, but "temporary" interventions are on the table.Energy Minister Chris Bowen will meet with his state and territory counterparts in Brisbane on Thursday to discuss long-term strategies to drive down power prices and the next steps in Australia's transition to renewables.
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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged that his army could be fighting in Ukraine for a long time, but for now there will be no second call-up of soldiers.Putin has rarely spoken about the likely duration of a war that he began more than nine months ago, and in a televised meeting with loyalists on Wednesday, he said, "This can be a long process.
Kane Minion was mauled to death by two dogs at a Queensland property on Saturday.
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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
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Australia is trying to avoid being crushed by rampant elephants China and the United States as it seeks to shore up its security in the Indo-Pacific.That is the takeaway from the head of the international crisis watchdog as it released its top 10 conflicts to be wary of.
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.
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Austin Facer's mother remembers him as a "joyful little boy who loved life".NSW deputy state coroner Elizabeth Ryan said his family may now spend years wondering whether that life could have been saved.