Amazon has caved in to customer complaints, backflipping on its controversial decision to stop shipping to Australia from its US store.
Earlier this year, Amazon announced it was introducing the change from July 1 in response to the Federal Government’s online GST changes, prompting a backlash from customers and then-Treasurer Scott Morrison.
As of midnight Wednesday, just in time for the Black Friday sales, Amazon has reversed the decision.
“As a result of customer feedback, from November 22 Amazon customers will be able to ship eligible items from Amazon.com to Australian delivery addresses,” an Amazon spokeswoman said.
Shipping prices from Australia to USA 😭😭 hence Amazon’s popularity.
Eligible items are only those sold by Amazon on Amazon.com. Items sold by third-party sellers through its international stores are not yet covered by the technological fix.
On one side was the German chancellor, fresh from stage-managing her planned departure after 13 years in power; on the other was Australia’s fifth prime minister in five years, who only took over in August after a brutal leadership coup ousted his predecessor.
Little wonder, then, that Angela Merkel resorted to a cheat sheet to catch up about Scott Morrison when the two met for a short bilateral at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires at the weekend.
G20 summits, much like UN general assemblies, represent a form of diplomatic speed dating, although normally world leaders have got the basic biographical details of their fellow world leaders in their head.
But Merkel, the personification of continuity in politics, openly stared at a guide to Morrison complete with an identifying photograph, before offering praise to his rightwing coalition government. She also repeatedly consulted her watch during their meeting.
Close to half the men in New Zealand and Australia are at risk of getting cancer, giving Australasia the highest regional rate in the world, latest estimates from The World Health Organisation (WHO) show.
WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) estimates the risk of New Zealand men developing cancer before the age of 75 years is 46.27 percent. The agency estimates the risk for women in New Zealand at a third.
Australia has a confluence of factors that put the population at prime risk for developing skin cancer. According to Cancer Council Australia, there are more than 750,000 people treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancers in Australia each year and there were approximately 13,283 new cases of melanoma skin cancer diagnosed in 2016 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare).
Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma skin cancer in the world, only outpaced by New Zealand this year according to new research published by the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. So why is skin cancer so common in Australia?
Beachgoers and traders fear worsening violence after a group of youths bashed and robbed people at Chelsea beach in a spate of violent incidents overnight.
A man was glassed in the face with a beer bottle and other bathers had their possessions stolen as they swam, in a crime spree police have described as "deeply disturbing."
The only sign of the violence of the previous night was the uniformed police, who stood on the edge of the beach dressed in high-visibility vests, and kept a watchful eye on sunbathers and swimmers.
"These are young people who haven't robbed or hurt anyone. They're just going to the beach like anyone else. What happened [on Thursday night] is awful and it should not happen anywhere, ever. I'm Lebanese. I'm sure in my culture there are bad people too, as there are in every culture, but we shouldn't be taking it out on people who haven't done anything wrong just because they're the same nationality."
Ms Sidaloi believed the root of all the trouble on the foreshore was young people drinking and taking drugs, despite an alcohol ban in the area. "There are people drinking illegally there all the time," she said. "If police focused on making sure that wasn't happening, I think it would help the situation."