Couple tasered by police in Fremantle could miss out on $1.1 million in damages after appeal

Couple tasered by police in Fremantle could miss out on $1.1 million in damages after appeal

Updated March 23, 2018 19:26:05 Video: WA police taser driver at traffic stop (ABC News) After being quick to condemn police this week in the wake of a scathing report into the tasering of a driver in Fremantle, Western Australia’s Attorney-General has backed legal action which could leave two other …

Australia’s population increases by one person every 86 seconds as it exceeds 25 million

Australia’s population increases by one person every 86 seconds as it exceeds 25 million

Posted March 22, 2018 12:29:25 Photo: Migration accounted for more than 60 per cent of Australia’s population growth in the 12 months to September 2017. (ABC News: Michael Barnett) Australia’s population grew by another 1.6 per cent to 24.7 million in the 12 months to the end of September 2017, …

The $50 million plan to shore up Victoria’s energy grid with big batteries

The $50 million plan to shore up Victoria’s energy grid with big batteries

Updated March 22, 2018 06:20:18 Photo: An artists’ impression of the Ballarat battery, which will be able to power 20,000 homes for an hour. (Supplied) Related Story: Renewable energy investment ‘bonanza’ is coming to Australia Related Story: SA Liberals tight-lipped on Musk battery storage plan Two large-scale, grid-connected batteries will …

Banking royal commission: ANZ says ‘processing errors’ to blame for it overcharging customers by $90 million

Banking royal commission: ANZ says ‘processing errors’ to blame for it overcharging customers by $90 million

Posted March 21, 2018 14:19:16 ANZ has told the banking royal commission that continued processing errors saw it charge customers the wrong amount of interest and fees on their home loans to the tune of at least $90 million. Key points: Customers have been refunded $75 million so far for …

Myer posts $476 million first-half loss, with no dividend for shareholders

Myer posts $476 million first-half loss, with no dividend for shareholders

Updated March 21, 2018 12:37:20 Troubled department store Myer has posted a first-half loss of more than $476 million, as the search for its new chief executive continues. It also will not pay its shareholders an interim dividend. Myer’s total sales fell by 3.6 per cent over the six-month period, …