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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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This Australian startup is pioneering an ‘ethical food delivery’ model as the gig economy comes under increasing scrutiny

Australian delivery services have been under intense scrutiny in recent months, facing legal challenges and proposed legislative changes. Melbourne-based Foodifox says it is championing an alternative ‘ethical’ business path in contrast with the direct delivery model. Instead of direct delivery, employees make deliveries from a centralised kitchen to dedicated heated […]
This Australian startup is pioneering an ‘ethical food delivery’ model as the gig economy comes under increasing scrutiny