Fair Work Commission decides Deliveroo riders are employees. What about the rest of the gig economy?

On 18 May 2021, the Fair Work Commission decided that a Deliveroo food delivery motorbike rider was an employee, not a contractor, and that his dismissal by email had been unfair.  Deliveroo was ordered to reinstate the worker an...

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Will the Australian Tax Office escalate recovery activities?

The end of the insolvency relief measures - including the $90 billion JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme - is widely tipped to bring the biggest economic shock since the pandemic itself, leading to many unprofitable businesses closing ...

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Home office set up, or setting up the office at home?

Fair Work Commission confirms desk not required to be provided to employee working from home It has been a turbulent year for most workplaces, including managing the sudden shift to working from home arrangements. Against this ba...

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Insolvency Reforms: for better or for worse?

On 24 September 2020, the Australian Federal Government announced what it called the most significant reforms to Australia's insolvency framework in over 30 years. "The reforms, which draw on key features from Chapter 11 of the...

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See us at PAX Aus

From 11-13 October 2019, the Penny Arcade Expo Australia (PAX Aus) will take place in Melbourne. Our team will take part by hosting a panel on Startups and Indie-Developers in the Gaming industry entitled, 'Game to Reality: Fun...

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The Internet of Things (IoT) and its Impact on Personal Privacy

Thanks to billions of wirelessly connected devices across the globe gathering and transmitting data about our lives, we face a potentially enormous threat to our privacy. At the annual International Conference of Data Protectio...

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