Amazon reopens global store to Australians in time for Black Friday sales

Move comes months after retailer closed global website after the government introduced GST changes

Amazon has reopened its global website to Australian consumers, with the backflip coming just in time for Black Friday sales.

The giant online retailer closed the global store to Australians in July after the federal government introduced changes to the GST – known colloquially as the “Amazon tax”. It placed the 10% tax on all low-value overseas purchases and businesses with a turnover of more than $75,000.

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Amazon hit with major data breach days before Black Friday

Customers’ names and email addresses posted on website, tech giant confirms

Amazon has suffered a major data breach that caused customer names and email addresses to be disclosed on its website, just two days ahead of Black Friday.

The e-commerce giant said it has emailed affected customers but refused to give any more details on how many people were affected or where they are based.

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