NSW OL Conversation in the pub: technological disruption and Labor policy


Toxteth Hotel
Glebe Point Road
Glebe, NSW
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August 24, 2017 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm


What policies must Labor develop to deal with the coming disruptions caused by exponential technological changes of many kinds?

Do we want disruption, rupture and chaos, or disruption, rupture and well-managed change?

We still have a chance to choose.

Open Labor NSW invites you to a conversation in the pub.  Jim Stanford and Glenn Holdstock will begin by describing the nature and extent of the disruption.  You will have the opportunity to converse about what you think Labor must do to prepare for the disruption; to identify policies which, in government, will ensure Australians benefit rather than being left behind.

We must be aware that change is upon us, and it is not just about driver-less cars.

If work is to be precarious for self-employed, contractors, part-time and casual works, then what about superannuation?  What role for unions?

Join us for this rich and important conversation.

Our speakers:

Jim Stanford is Economist and Director for the Centre for Future Work, based at the Australia Institute.  He is the author of Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism.

Glenn Holdstock works in research in the insurance and finance sector, and is Manager of Economics and Forecasting at Sydney Electricity.