Understanding current patterns of work and changes in the nature of work is central to comprehending our present situation. Trying to assess likely changes in the demand for and supply of workers, and the products and services they create, is critical to understanding how the nation may develop over the next decade. Acknowledging this, the then Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) convened a forum in Sydney in February 2014 at the University of New South Wales city campus to examine in depth and through expert eyes, the employment outlook and future skills needs for the Australian workforce. Such tasks require a close appreciation of the role of education and technological change. These topics draw on a variety of disciplines in the sciences and the social sciences, as can be seen in the contributions to this book.
Featured Books & Articles
This book provides a truly comprehensive analysis of the 2013 federal election in Australia, which brought the conservative Abbott government to power, consigned the fractious Labor Party to the Opposition benches and ended the ‘hung parliament’ experiment of 2010–13 in which the Greens and three independents lent their support to form a minority Labor government. […]
Times Higher Education (THE) Academic & University News | The publication game leads to trivial pursuits By Adam Graycar 23 August Times Higher Education Growing pressure to publish only in elite tier ignores the vital importance of lesser-ranked titles to academia and society, says Adam Graycar August 23, 2018 ________________ When I was a student […]
A recent paper by Professors Clarke and Erreygers and celebrating the work Alexander Sutherland a polymath, who contributed a lot to the early intellectual life of Victoria was published in The Australian Economic Review.