Uber in talks with NSW government to fill Sydney’s public transport gaps

Ride-sharing app under consideration for partnership offering service between homes and public transport hubs in areas with limited infrastructure

Uber is in talks with the New South Wales government to subsidise trips for Sydneysiders between their homes and public transport hubs.

An Uber spokesman said the plans for a partnership to “fill the gaps” in areas with limited public transport were “probably the most positive signs we’ve seen across Australia”.

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Pauline Hanson’s burqa stunt undermines social cohesion, counter-terrorism police say

Sarah Hanson-Young tells One Nation leader she is ‘doing Isis’s work for them’ in heated exchange on Sunrise

Pauline Hanson’s decision to wear a burqa in the Australian Senate to call for the Islamic face covering to be banned undermines police efforts to build social cohesion, the head of Victoria’s counter-terrorism command has said.

A Victoria police assistant commissioner, Ross Guenther, said episodes like the Hanson stunt “tend to undermine” work with Muslim community leaders, while the Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young told the One Nation leader she was “doing Isis’s work for them”.

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US destroyer USS John S McCain damaged after collision with oil tanker

A rescue mission is under way, the US navy says, and comes after the loss of seven lives when the USS Fitzgerald hit a merchant ship in June

A rescue mission has been launched after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain was damaged after colliding with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore.

The US navy said the warship had “sustained damage to her port side aft” and “search and rescue efforts underway” after the incident at 5.24am local time on Monday.

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