Internet titans AirBnB, Uber, Facebook and Google are set to be hit with new taxes as part of a long-awaited Australian-led crackdown on digital companies. The federal government's digital tax discussion paper, first announced in the May budget but kept under wraps for months, has opened the door to taxing digital assets, used by multinationals to make billions of dollars in profit.
A MAN accused of pretending to be an Uber driver before sexually assaulting a number of women is facing further charges after more alleged victims came forward. It will be alleged the man sexually assaulted a 25-year-old woman on September 2 and a 32-year-old woman on September 8, in both instances posing as a ride-share driver.
State Government MPs have torn strips off ride-sharing company Uber, labelling it a “cheat” and a “law breaker” ahead of moves to legalise its operations in WA. With the Lower House set to vote on the Government’s “on-demand transport” reforms this week, Labor MPs used a debate on Tuesday night to condemn the US company that prompted the shake-up.