A new Regional Australia Institute (RAI) discussion paper reveals the automation risks rural areas are facing and outlines how simultaneously increasing migration and lifting local skills development can prepare rural labour markets to do well in an era of changing workforce demand.

Accompanying the discussion paper is a set of tools to determine the impact of automation on a range of jobs. The Regional Job Automation Pack is the first release from the RAI’s Future of Regional Jobs Inquiry Program.

An overview of the report can be found on the RAI website.