Debunking Labor's telework revolution

Predictions that Australia will see a spike in telework may look credible on the surface, but neither the nature of the workforce nor technological history support this assumption.

Despite Julia Gillard’s rhetoric, there will be no telework revolution.

As part of its NBN push, the government is promoting telework as the way of the future. With office space so costly, it’s hoping companies will embrace it and encourage their employees to work via email, Skype and private networks.

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