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Food app court case a wake-up call for gig economy

A court’s judgement that an Australian Deliveroo rider was not an independent contractor but an employee who had been unfairly sacked throws a spotlight on how such businesses operate, write Alex Veen, Caleb Goods, Rick Sullivan and Tom Barratt.

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Opinion

No return to sender on Australia Post mail reforms

The decline of traditional mail has seen Australia Post move to cut back daily deliveries. The explosion in online shopping means gearing up for 24 hour parcel delivery and tracking is key to survival, argue Flavio Romero Macau and Ferry Jie.

Business

Australia Post's pandemic parcel boom

Australia Post is putting hundreds of posties in vans, hiring an extra 600 casuals and bringing 15 more processing facilities online to handle a near doubling of parcel traffic over the past month as virus-isolated consumers shop online.

News

Green light for Google affiliate's deliveries

Google affiliate Wing Aviation has received US federal approval allowing it to make commercial deliveries by drone, after conducting thousands of flights in Australia in recent years.