Recently I’ve been taking a more active interest in the sharing economy, particularly with the seemingly meteoric success of global start-up’s like Airbnb and Uber and the impact they are having in Australia.
I’ve collected some current articles about the topic:
The Age about some of the legal challenges facing the sharing economy. Great to see law firm Ashurst Australia teaming up with Melbourne Uni to provide the Sustainability Business Clinic where law students provide legal advice to start-up companies under the supervision and guidance of environmental lawyers.
ABC News article about the benefits of providing sharing economy services Airbnb, Uber proving a hit as Australians turn to ‘sharing economy’ to make extra money
So what about Australian start ups?
Chris Riedy @chrisjriedy has put together a great list in his blog post called Collaborative consumption in Australia which features a number of Australian businesses. The list is categorised as Product Service Systems (or PSS), Redistribution Markets and Collaborative Lifestyles