Technology and the future of work

The Commission has published an issues paper and one-pager for our inquiry into technological change and the future of work.


Four future scenarios

Will workers be replaced by machines? How will working arrangements change? This issues paper presents four scenarios for considering the future impacts of technological change. These scenarios will be used to test the likely effectiveness of different policies. Watch this 2-minute to find out more.

We would like your input

We encourage anybody with an interest to read through the issues paper, think about the questions and participate by making a submission. Your feedback will help us to better understand specific issues and be able to provide relevant and credible policy recommendations in our report to the Government.

The questions in the issues paper are not intended to limit comment. The Commission welcomes information and comment on all issues that participants consider relevant to the inquiry’s terms of reference.

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How to make a submission

You can make a submission via our website here

What happens with submissions

Our inquiry report may cite or directly incorporate relevant information from a submission. Submissions become publicly available documents on our website. For example, see here.

Key inquiry dates

Due date for submissions on issues paper        5 June 2019
Series of reports for feedback                            August - November 2019
Final report to Government                                31 March 2020