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Virgin Australia has finally received the tick of approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to buy a 60 per cent stake in Tiger Australia, a plan that Virgin first announced in October last year. While the ACCC was originally opposed to the deal on competition grounds, it has concluded that if Virgin doesn’t invest, Tiger will probably take its planes and go home to Singapore.
The Queensland government has announced it will amend bicycle helmet laws to allow exemptions for riders with ‘religious headwear’, such as turbans. The decision was made following the recent court case of a Brisbane Sikh who successfully contested a $100 fine for not wearing a helmet. This got us to thinking — if it’s legal to ride without a helmet on religious grounds, shouldn’t it be legal for everybody?
If bumpy aeroplane rides leave you gripping the seat in white-knuckled terror, we have some bad news for you — climate change is about to make things a whole lot worse. Climate modelers believe that turbulence is set to worsen in the transatlantic flight corridor in response to increasing carbon dioxide levels brought about by global warming. This could result in costlier flights with a greater chance of injury.
Dear Lifehacker, I share a car with my soon-to-be-wife. She usually takes it for work and I ride my mountain bike or take the bus. I’ve now started thinking about the gear I need to keep me riding during the cold/dark winter months. What do you think is the best gear for commuting to work during cold, wet and dark weather? Thanks, Cold Comfort
As the Starks would say, winter is coming, so best to take advantage of whatever nice weather is left before the cold settles in. If you happen to be at Sydney Harbour today between 4-8pm, you can enjoy it on the water, courtesy of luxury car service Uber.