Briefly: How To Eat Vegemite, Dashcam Footage Appeal, Uber Hit With GST

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including Hugh Jackman on Vegemite consumption and why Aussie cops are seeking dashcam footage.

  • We’ve tried some unusual ways of eating Vegemite, but it’s often confusing for Americans. In the video above, Aussie legend Hugh Jackman explains the basics to Jimmy Fallon.
  • YouTube is filled with dashcam footage, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. Police are urging people who capture crimes on dashcams to share it with the authorities directly, rather than just sharing it socially.
  • The Australian Taxation Office has confirmed that Uber is officially considered a taxi service, which means anyone offering UberX services has to register for and charge GST. (Small businesses earning under $75,000 aren’t generally required to register for GST, but there’s a specific rule that says taxis can’t take advantage of that exemption.) End result? UberX fares are about to go about by 10 per cent.
  • The Mana Bar in Brisbane, the world’s first video game-themed bar, is closing its doors. Kotaku has the details
  • Sydney’s Vivid festival, which is always amazing, kicks off this week. Gizmodo has curated the highlights of the event.

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