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We partnered with CSIRO’s Data61 to produce a new report.

Workplace Safety Futures explores the impact of emerging trends on WHS and workers’ compensation over the next 20 years.

Digital technologies, including automation, artificial intelligence and augmented reality, are becoming more common in the workplace. Employment patterns and structures are also shifting with the introduction of freelance task-based work. These changes are happening within the broader context of Australia’s ageing workforce and rising levels of stress and chronic disease.

New technologies and ways of working introduce new risks and challenges for WHS and workers’ compensation, but they also have the potential to make work safer and reduce workplace injury.

We are already looking at how the findings from this report will inform future policy development and highlight any areas where new guidance, research and data might be needed.

Learn more about the future of work by reading the report on the Data61 website.

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