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Victoria has agreed to all 20 recommendations of its gig economy inquiry – and chastised the Commonwealth for not taking action sooner

The Victorian Government says it wholly or partially supports all 20 recommendations handed down by the state’s landmark inquiry into the gig economy. The inquiry called to clarify the employment status of gig economy workers, to determine the minimum standards and entitlements platforms should offer. But the Victorian Government says […]
Victoria has agreed to all 20 recommendations of its gig economy inquiry – and chastised the Commonwealth for not taking action sooner
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$33M DROP: Airtasker pulls off one of the biggest capital raises of 2017

Australian gig economy startup Airtasker has pulled off one of the biggest capital raises of 2017 for its first international foray, announcing plans to open in the UK. The five-year-old startup raised $33 million from its existing investors including Seven West Media, Exto Partners, Morning Crest Capital and Black Sheep […]
$33M DROP: Airtasker pulls off one of the biggest capital raises of 2017
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Airtasker and unions make landmark agreement to improve pay rates and conditions

A landmark agreement between online job-posting platform Airtasker and Unions NSW aims to increase minimum rates of pay and improve conditions for workers in the “gig economy”. Having criticised Airtasker last year for posting individual job tasks, commonly known as gigs, at pay rates well below national minimum award rates, […]
Airtasker and unions make landmark agreement to improve pay rates and conditions
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17 questions with Airtasker CEO Tim Fung

Wild Digital is a platform created for Australia’s key Internet leaders to come together and share their bold and wild visions for building great disruptive companies. Attended by leading tech CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, senior executives and investors from around the world, Wild Digital explores the trends shaping the industry and […]
17 questions with Airtasker CEO Tim Fung
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The ATO is data matching to catch tax-dodging Uber drivers and Airbnb landlords

The Australian Taxation Office has warned users of “sharing economy” apps like Uber, Airbnb and Airtasker that it performs data matching with third parties to detect undeclared income. ATO assistant commissioner Matthew Bambrick said that his organisation obtains more than 650 million records from “a range of third party sources” […]
The ATO is data matching to catch tax-dodging Uber drivers and Airbnb landlords
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Freelancer and Airtasker are brawling over who came up with the concept for the ‘Like a Boss’ ad campaign

Two of Australia’s best known tech companies, Freelancer and Airtasker, are engaged in an escalating behind-the-scenes legal brawl over who owns the idea behind the “Like a Boss” marketing campaign. Online labour marketplace company Freelancer, headed by high-profile entrepreneur Matt Barrie, started an investigation when it saw competitor Airtasker launch […]
Freelancer and Airtasker are brawling over who came up with the concept for the ‘Like a Boss’ ad campaign
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The co-founder of Airtasker is stepping down

Jonathan Lui, co-founder of successful Australian startup Airtasker, is stepping down as COO at Airtasker. Lui has cited family illness as the reason for his departure. In a blog post on the company’s website he says: “I’ve always been a family oriented person. Managing operations at the business and being […]
The co-founder of Airtasker is stepping down
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People are getting $200 to queue for 24 hours to buy the iPhone 7

Gergely Marton will be one of the many that will start a 24-hour queue this morning at Apple Sydney for tomorrow’s iPhone 7 release. But he’s doing it for a complete stranger. The UTS business and engineering student has agreed to line up for $200 from a city office worker […]
People are getting $200 to queue for 24 hours to buy the iPhone 7