Three federal public policy changes impacting employed and contingent workers could significantly buffer anticipated impacts of automation, Artificial Intelligence and a changing economy.
Digital disruption has largely impacted on limited sectors such as media and finance; many Australian businesses have barely taken up the opportunities technology provides.
Australia's emerging agriculture boom can last much longer than the mining boom -- but the industry needs policies that will encourage investment.
Mining, along with agriculture, will continue to be key parts of the Australian economy -- but new growth is expected in the services sector.
Now is not the time for complacency. Australia must be on the front foot if it wants to make the most of what economists are calling the "new normal."