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Uber lifts safety game for Australian streets in world first

Nick Bonyhady (The Sydney Morning Herald)

Food delivery giant Uber Eats will help its riders stay injury-free on Australian streets by making them the first in its global workforce to access a new set of technology and safety gear following rider deaths that dragged attention toward regulation of the industry.

A week after Facebook agreed to pay news publishers in Australia under threat of regulation, Uber became the latest tech titan to adjust it