Automation to Wipe 1.5 Million Australian Jobs by 2030: Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will reshape Australia’s workforce and push out 1.5 million workers, or 11 percent of the labour market, by 2030, according to a new report from business and technology consultants Forrester Research. Analysing 391 occupations, Forrester found that over the next nine years, jobs involving highly structured administrative tasks, such as those in finance and accounting, were most at risk of disappearing. In particular, as automation becomes more advanced and more integrated into the workforce, Forrester estimates Australia could see 1.7 million new jobs by 2030 that have to deal with the integration of AI. Sam Higgins, principal analyst at Forrester, warned that all leaders in business and policymaking needed to work in collaboration to address the impacts of automation on the labour market. “Now is the time for Australia to plan for the very different workforce that will exist in 2030,” Higgins wrote. Higgens said leaders needed to …
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