Share economy


Not all’s fare: ACCC blocks the taxis’ answer to Uber

10:46PM | Monday, 12 October 2015 |  The taxi industry’s answer to Uber has been blocked by the consumer watchdog because it would have too big an impact on competition.

Mad Paws raises $1.1 million as pet-sitting competition gets ruff

10:19PM | Thursday, 8 October 2015 |  There’s a search on for the next big thing in the sharing economy and investors are backing pet-sitting marketplaces in the hopes of finding it.

Sharing economy only just getting going, says Airtasker’s Tim Fung

10:46PM | Friday, 2 October 2015 |  Australia will soon see a much more diverse and expansive sharing economy as more people begin to embrace two-way marketplaces.

Labor 2.0: why we shouldn't fear the 'sharing economy' and the reinvention of work

9:45PM | Monday, 7 September 2015 |  Uber suffered a legal blow this week when a California judge granted class action status to a lawsuit claiming the car-hailing service treats its drivers like employees, without providing the necessary benefits.

Why the sharing economy needs a democratic revolution

9:17PM | Friday, 4 September 2015 |  The rapidly growing influence of Silicon Valley owners over sharing economy platforms is a troubling development.

Divvy partners with GoGet to motor ahead in the park and share space

7:11PM | Thursday, 23 July 2015 |  Parking finder startup Divvy has partnered with car sharing platform GoGet, opening up more customers for both and working towards their combined goal of making transport more efficient.

TripAdvisor takes on Airbnb as industry calls for regulation of “sharing economy”

7:08PM | Tuesday, 21 July 2015 |  Peak bodies in the accommodation sector are calling for regulation on the “sharing economy” the same day TripAdvisor told members they can now advertise spare rooms on the site.