Hon Stephen Jones MP delivers the annual Economic and Social Policy lecture
Lecture focuses on Australia's dynamic workforce and its impact on productivity and innovation
The Centre for Human & Social Capital Research within the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Wollongong (UOW) hosted the Annual Economic and Social Policy Lecture, Zooming Out: Australia's Changing Workforce, on Friday 30th September.
This year, Hon Stephen Jones MP – Member for Whitlam, Assistant Treasurer, and Minister for Financial Services – delivered the lecture, which focuses on Australia’s everchanging workforce and its impact on productivity and innovation.
“As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the way people work has dramatically changed,” Minister Jones said.
“Workers are moving out of the cities and into the regions, many are enjoying more flexibility, and the online model of doing business is becoming indispensable.”
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The annual lecture was organised by the Economics Discipline of the University. On this occasion, the Economic Society of Australia – New South Wales co-organised the event.
ABOUT THE CENTRE FOR HUMAN & SOCIAL CAPITAL RESEARCH
The Centre fosters high-quality research into issues that involve human and social capital - the stock of knowledge and skills embodied in people. It is engaged in collaborative and individual research into education, health, time allocation, labour markets, poverty and inequality, productivity, and social-capital networks.