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Deliveroo puts $18.8 million on the table as it leaves town – after losing $33 million this year

- December 14, 2022 2 MIN READ

Deliveroo was losing around $3 million a month on its Australian operations, administrators KordaMentha found, with revenue sliding this year in the wake of 2021’s pandemic lockdowns. The business has put a Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA), backed by the administrators, on the table offering a total of $18.8 million to staff, delivery riders and… Read more »

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History repeats with Deliveroo’s collapse echoing Foodora’s 2018 exit at the expense of gig economy riders

- November 23, 2022 3 MIN READ

When food delivery platform Deliveroo announced it was shutting down Australian operations last week, it cited a tough business environment, but that tough part may actually be a looming court case challenging the company’s contract work model, according to UNSW Business School lecturer Dr Greig Taylor. His view aligns with the Transport Workers’ Union, with… Read more »

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ROOTED: Deliveroo just shut down in Australia

- November 16, 2022 3 MIN READ

Deliveroo’s UK HQ announced sudden closure of Australian operations The business placed in voluntary administration Deliveroo said it can’t get to profitability without increased investment The company said it’s not worth it Unions says Deliveroo has always been the outlier in Australia’s gig industry   Online food delivery platform Deliveroo has placed its Australian subsidiary… Read more »

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Online food delivery is the fast route to junk food for millennials

- August 17, 2021 4 MIN READ

With the simple touch of a smartphone, online food delivery services conveniently offer takeaway food straight to your door. Contact-free delivery has surged in popularity as lockdowns have limited physical access to restaurants and food outlets. Industry reports suggest Australians are spending three times more on online food delivery than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Globally,… Read more »

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THE GIG’S UP: Fair Work Commission’s finds Deliveroo driver was unfairly dismissed because he was an employee, not a contractor

- May 19, 2021 4 MIN READ

The ruling by Australia’s Fair Work Commission that online food delivery platform Deliveroo unfairly dismissed driver Diego Franco marks a major shift in the Australian “gig” economy. What’s most significant is the commission has ruled Franco was, in fact, an employee of Deliveroo, not an independent contractor – the legal strategy platform companies use to… Read more »