Public Economics Forum: The Future of Work


National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Canberra ACT 2600


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Lisa Pye

T: +61 3 8344 2100

The Future of Work

What is the future of work for Australians? Are jobs becoming more flexible but also less secure?

This forum will look at the impact of technological progress and innovation on the total amount of work available, the pace of structural change and the changing nature of work, and the implications of the rise in the gig economy, especially for the quality of work.


Professor Jeff Borland, University of Melbourne: “Automation and the Australian labour market: What are the issues for policy-makers?"

Professor Mark Wooden, Melbourne Institute: “Trends and patterns in nonstandard employment”

Professor Paula McDonald, QUT Business School: “Labour in the digital economy: A looming crisis of (in)decent work?”

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Cancellation of a registration must be notified in writing to the Events Coordinator at the Melbourne Institute 48 hours prior to the forum to receive a full refund. No refund will be given after this time, however substitutions are possible at any time.