The Future of Work in Western Australia

Monday 18 March

Auditorium at The University Club of Western Australia

  • On Campus

Event details


  • Auditorium at The University Club of Western Australia
  • Map location

Date and time

  • Monday, 18 March 2019
    6pm – 7.30pm

Event type

  • On Campus


  • Graduates or near graduates
  • A parent of a prospective student
  • A secondary school career adviser or teacher
  • Studying at another tertiary institution
  • Studying at UWA

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registrations essential
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What challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the Western Australian economy, and what will work look like in this corner of the world in the coming decades?

The UWA Public Policy Institute and the UWA Business School are pleased to invite you to a free public lecture, where we will explore such important questions as:

  • Which industries and sectors are likely to lose importance in the future, and which are likely to grow?
  • Which technological innovations will be driving change in the working world?
  • Do automation and artificial intelligence represent opportunities or threats to WA’s future workforce?
  • Is the “gig economy” here to stay?
  • What skills will be most useful to workers in the years to come, and how can universities and governments best provide them?
  • How will work differ in the future for government employees rather than those in the private and not-for-profit sectors?
  • Will WA ever have a universal basic income?

Answering these questions will be a panel of thought-leading experts, including:

  • Jamie Simon, Head of Enterprise and Government, SEEK
  • Dr Caleb Goods, Lecturer in Management and Organisations, UWA

You may also be interested in The Future of Schooling Policy event on Tuesday 12 March 2019.