Josh Klooger

Josh Klooger is a 29-year-old former gig economy worker. After working for two years in the industry with foodora he spoke out about the poor working conditions and his role was terminated as a consequence. Klooger went to the fair work ombudsman over wrongful termination, establishing the precedent that all his fellow workers are actually employees – this action contributed to foodora’s exit from the Australian market. He is currently in his last year of a science education degree at Deakin university and, as a keen cyclist, is on track to reaching his goal to cycle 25,000km.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.