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Privatising the sky: drone delivery promises comfort and speed, but at a cost to workers and communities

Author Kathy Nickels
Date 5 October 2021

Drone delivery company Wing recently celebrated 100,000 deliveries, with their two biggest trial sites in Canberra and Logan. The COVID-19 pandemic is helping companies like Wing to accelerate their agenda, as they can promise less congestion, less consumer mobility, and less social contact.

The groundwork is already underway but what is the real cost of delivery drones in our skies? This piece from The Conversation considers some of the impacts of drone delivery including workforce expectations, environmental concerns and regulation.

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