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Select committee on the future of work and workers

This inquiry was established in 2017 to investigate the impact of technological and other change on the future of work in Australia. Particular issues included: the future earnings, job security, employment status and working patterns of Australians; the impact on different population groups; the wider impacts on inequality, the economy, government, and society; the adequacy of current laws, regulations, policies, and institutions to prepare Australians for that change; and international approaches. This report presents the findings of the inquiry and the recommendations for government policy and planning. It looks at how work is changing in Australia, assesses arguments around the possible impact of technology on jobs, examines how workplace laws can be modernised, considers approaches to knowledge and skills training, and examines how the social security and superannuation systems will need to evolve. Other issues include: the ageing population, gender inequality and the role of women, young people, Indigenous people, and people with a migrant background.