The second stage was the release of our issues papers which covered:
- Technology – Impact and Opportunity
- Security of Work and Income
- Education and Training
- Māori and the Future of Work
- Pasifika and the Future of Work
- Economic Development and Sustainability
Throughout the course of its inquiry the Future of Work Commission released background papers to explore particular issues and policies in more detail. The background papers released by the Commission were:
- Kinley Salmon, Education and Training - Lessons from Denmark
- Max Harris and Sebastiaan Bierema - A Universal Basic Income for New Zealand
- The submission by Göran Roos on the Security of Income and Work
Following feedback from the survey and papers released the Future of Work Commission released its Ten Big Ideas report at the Future of Work Conference in Auckland. The report covered the 10 largest areas where feedback had showed a real solution could be found.
The papers were designed to stimulate discussion and generate ideas for policies to achieve the objectives of the Future of Work Commission for:
- Decent Work
- Lower Unemployment
- Higher Wages
- Greater Economic Security
- High-Skilled, Resilient Workers
The Future of Work Commission sought to develop policies to ensure New Zealanders can confidently face the changing nature of work and have sustainable, fulfilling and well-paid employment in the coming decades.
These papers do not represent Labour policy but are intended to raise some of the ideas that need to be considered to tackle the changing future of work. The scale of change to come means we cannot shy away from looking at all possible options.