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Alexandra Back is a reporter with The Canberra Times

Online travel companies on notice after Canberra man's Wotif case

Online travel companies on notice after Canberra man's Wotif case

Online travel companies are on notice that they are subject to Australian law after a man successfully sued global travel giant Expedia, a consumer law expert said Tuesday.

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Canberra man sues travel giant Expedia over misleading and deceptive statements

Canberra man sues travel giant Expedia over misleading and deceptive statements

The ad showed a neat beachfront shack complete with stunning views of pristine white sand, crystal clear waters and palm trees. The reality was different.

  • by Elliot Williams & Alexandra Back
Ex-official linked to 'Fat Leonard' scandal 'harmed' navy's reputation

Ex-official linked to 'Fat Leonard' scandal 'harmed' navy's reputation

The chief of the Royal Australian Navy has condemned the behaviour of a former lieutenant who accepted bribes from a Singaporean shipping tycoon in exchange for sensitive information.

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Navy wife, husband and new partner defrauded Defence Force of thousands

Navy wife, husband and new partner defrauded Defence Force of thousands

Three former members of the Royal Australian Navy defrauded the Commonwealth of some $120,000 worth of entitlements after hiding their marriage breakdowns, a court has heard.

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Light rail labourer accused of assaulting women in Civic

Light rail labourer accused of assaulting women in Civic

A Reid man has been arrested and was refused bail on Wednesday accused of indecently assaulting two women in Civic.

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Appeal court doubles jail time of man who raped future sister-in-law

Appeal court doubles jail time of man who raped future sister-in-law

A man who raped his future sister-in-law while she slept at home will spend double the time in prison after prosecutors successfully appealed his sentence.

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Mother accused of kidnap switches plea to guilty

Mother accused of kidnap switches plea to guilty

A Canberra mother accused of kidnapping her child switched her plea to guilty in court on Tuesday.

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Shane Drumgold announced as new ACT DPP

Shane Drumgold announced as new ACT DPP

A local prosecutor with more than 16 years of experience was announced Tuesday as the new ACT Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Killer driver's actions reprehensible, victim's family says

Killer driver's actions reprehensible, victim's family says

Bill Stefaniak says Angela Smith showed no remorse, empathy, or "even a modicum of normal human concern and contrition for her actions".

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Army captain jailed for raping colleague with beer bottle

Army captain jailed for raping colleague with beer bottle

An Australian army captain has been sentenced in a Canberra military court for raping a fellow officer.

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Man who mowed down runner, cyclist in car judged mentally impaired

Man who mowed down runner, cyclist in car judged mentally impaired

The man will serve a maximum of seven years after being found not guilty of attempted murder and culpable driving due to mental impairment.

  • by Elliot Williams & Alexandra Back