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A Senate inquiry has called for ‘fundamental changes’ to the gig economy in Australia, with 15 recommendations it hopes will make platform work safer and fairer

A landmark Senate inquiry has leveled 15 recommendations it hopes will make platform work safer and fairer for those participating in Australia’s gig economy. Regulators should crack down on “practices that incentivise unsafe behaviour,” the report states. Coalition members of the Senate Select Committee on Job Security opposed the interim […]
A Senate inquiry has called for ‘fundamental changes’ to the gig economy in Australia, with 15 recommendations it hopes will make platform work safer and fairer
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A Fair Work ruling which says delivery riders can work for multiple companies and still be considered employees is being challenged by Deliveroo

Food delivery giant Deliveroo is challenging a ruling last month by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) which found a dismissed rider was more like an employee than an independent contractor. The ruling, which acknowledged technology and the pandemic meant traditional employment had “changed dramatically”, has implications for the future of […]
A Fair Work ruling which says delivery riders can work for multiple companies and still be considered employees is being challenged by Deliveroo
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Australian delivery riders say new platform safety measures aren’t enough, and that better pay is the only way to improve their working conditions

Following proposed NSW laws that will fine riders and require identification tags issued by the state government, delivery riders say efforts by the major platforms will have little impact if pay stays low. Business Insider Australia spoke to riders working in Sydney’s inner city about changes to how the platforms […]
Australian delivery riders say new platform safety measures aren’t enough, and that better pay is the only way to improve their working conditions
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The Transport Workers Union has called for the federal government to act after the death of a fifth food delivery rider in just 2 months

The Transport Workers Union is urging the federal government to investigate the food delivery industry after the fifth death of a rider on the roads in two months. Food delivery platforms categorise their workers as independent contractors rather than employees. This distinction means those riders don’t have entitlements like minimum […]
The Transport Workers Union has called for the federal government to act after the death of a fifth food delivery rider in just 2 months