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Uber's Australian in-app taxi comparison service attracts A$8 million fine, documents reveal

By James Panichi
  • 03 May 2022 05:49
  • 03 May 2022 05:49
Uber’s publication of misleading information as part of its in-app service UberTaxi is set to cost the company A$8 million ($5.65 million), with court documents revealing the breakdown of the total of A$26 million worth of penalties requested by Australia’s competition and consumer watchdog.

The court filings, obtained by MLex, also reveal

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific

James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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