Work and education

delivery person on bike

Can You Just Walk Away From the Gig Economy?

By Mikele Prestia

Last month in Sydney a 37-year-old Malaysian man, whose name has not yet been disclosed, was riding his bike to deliver a meal for UberEats when he was hit by a truck and killed. His death is the most recent of five delivery drivers killed on Australian roads in the last three months, further intensifying the scrutiny of working conditions within the gig economy.

Workers Remembered: A review of The Bridge

By Maria Griffin

On the day I see The Bridge, at the Substation in Newport, there’s a State election in Victoria. I hadn’t planned it that way, but by election day, I’m glad to be seeing some theatre with its roots in the social realist Melbourne Workers Theatre, a (now-defunct) company that formed in Melbourne in 1987 out […]