A 2022 study by researchers at The Australian National University has exposed more of the dangers of Australia’s food delivery industry. The study, titled “Necrocapitalism in the Gig Economy: The Case of Platform Food Couriers in Australia,” highlights the dangerous working conditions faced by delivery riders and the industry’s resistance to safety regulations. 

One-in-three riders reported being injured on the job, while over two-thirds feared for their safety while working. The pressure to meet unrealistic delivery times often led to unsafe riding practices, further exacerbating the risks. 

Check out the Henne et al., study here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anti.12877