The Australian labour market and IT-enabled technological change

Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 01/23

Date: January 2023


Jeff Borland
Michael Coelli


We review the impact of IT-enabled technological change on the Australian labour market. The main ways in which these new technologies can affect labour market outcomes are catalogued; and evidence on their impacts in Australia is assessed, with reference to four main labour market outcomes: (i) the total amount of work; (ii) the type of work and skills demanded; (iii) inequality; and (iv) the gig economy. We conclude with discussions of policy implications and lessons.

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  • employment, technology, skills, inequality, gig economy