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Tech baron warns of massive job disruption

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March 13, 2018

Australian tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes says automation will cause workforce upheaval.

Australian tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has urged governments to plan for massive job disruption, warning the county faces a "painful" transition.

The co-founder of software giant Atlassian said automation was going to cause upheaval in the local workforce.

"I hate being Chicken Little and trying to scare people but it seems to be the only way to get action - there will be massive job disruption," Mr Cannon-Brookes told a Senate inquiry on Tuesday.

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