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In its most recent research paper analysing the effects and possible responses to digital disruption, the Productivity Commission observes that with each wave of change “speculation about the effects of technologies often suffers from extreme optimism or pessimism”.

While perhaps raising more questions than it answers, the Productivity Commission focuses on the potential of digital technologies to deliver economic benefits if regulated appropriately.
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The Productivity Commission has produced an extensive two volume draft report into major public infrastructure.  Not surprisingly, industrial relations features in the draft report. Relevant here is the impending Productivity Commission review of workplace regulation which we have written about previously.  The two volumes comprise almost 600 pages. Industrial relations is dealt with specifically in some 50 pages, but to varying degrees influences much of the analytical backdrop to the report.  This is not surprising given the report’s focus on the scope for reducing costs and improving productivity when it comes to the construction of major public infrastructure.
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