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Taxi investors lobby for $76 million compensation

Loading Way before Uber hit the taxi industry, the investors, many of them now far beyond working age, bought taxi plates for up to $250,000 each. Some bought several plates, sinking more than a million dollars into what seemed like a rock-solid investment. They say they aren’t blaming Uber, but are …

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Up, up and away: How safe is hot-air ballooning?

Loading What’s a layover landing? Layover landings occur after touchdown on about 10 per cent of hot-air balloon flights. It happens when the wind is strong enough to continue dragging the balloon and basket along the ground before the balloon deflates. Kiff Saunders from Global Ballooning Australia said layover landings …

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The age of the drone has dawned, but government is still in the dark

The proliferation of inexpensive drones carrying sophisticated imaging, detection and transmission equipment capable of collecting, storing and sending personal data raises practical, ethical and legal questions regarding privacy and the safety of the national airspace. Loading In Australia, the protection of privacy is not subject to a single law. The …

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