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BlogA blog by Commission staff

This was set up to generate ideas and promote debate for our Technological change and the future of work inquiry.

We welcome robust, respectful and insightful thoughts and ideas. Please post your comments at the bottom of blog posts. Comments are moderated and won't appear immediately. 

About the blog

The Commission has completed its inquiry into Technological change and the future of work. Thanks to everyone who read and commented on this blog! Read the final inquiry report and recommendations to Government here. 

Dr Amelia Sharman

So long, farewell…

24 January 2020

… auf Wiedersehen, adieu! Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu. . .


From sewing machinist to software programmer

16 December 2019

I’m sure you’ve heard some version of this popular prediction – about two-thirds of children enterin…

Growth of cities

More people and more jobs has changed New Zealand

24 October 2019

48% growth in employment over 40 years! This is a remarkable success story for New Zealand’s labour …

gig economy

The gig on women’s earnings

19 September 2019

Does gig work on digital platforms have a gender pay gap? The more flexible work options enabled by …

At work at home

Can tech-enabled flexible work close the gender pay gap?

15 July 2019

The converging roles of men and women are among the grandest advances in society and the economy in …

Girl boss

Girl bosses and skills to beat job-killing robots

5 June 2019

GirlBoss NZ urges us to take a strong gender perspective in our inquiry.

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