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Australia faces shortage of 'human' work skills and an exhausted workforce

By David Sparkes on AM

Australian workplaces face some big challenges in the future, including how to curb looming skills shortages as our economy transforms, and re-energising an increasingly disenchanted workforce.

Get it right, and we could go a long way to boosting productivity, which is something Australia has struggled with in recent years.

In an age of automation, experts say we're not doing enough to skill-up our workforce for the vital roles that only humans can do and that's where most of the jobs will be.

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David Rumbens, Deloitte Access Economics
Aaron McEwan, Gartner