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This research report considers the future trajectory of work in Australia’s broader transportation industry. It takes into account the change and disruption that will occur across the sector as a result of a number of drivers – including, but not limited to, technological innovation. Transportation is a crucial part of the Australian economy, and generates significant spill-over benefits that are shared across all sectors and regions. Transportation is also an important employer, occupying some 625,000 Australians and generating above-average earnings. However, work in this sector is poised for dramatic change in the years ahead. It is the responsibility of all stakeholders in transportation to prepare for that change – to manage it, minimise its costs, and maximise its benefits.