Australian Left Review


The four-volume Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Technological Change in Australia — the Myers’ Report — has fallen like the proverbial lead balloon on the Australian public. Apart from some starryeyed newspaper editorials, the Report has been widely criticised from many different sources. Ian Reinecke, in the Financial Review, attacked it for its “bureaucratic solutions” to the problems of new technology. Computerworld, the foremost journal for computer personnel, accurately criticised it for its failure to deal with the problem of unemployment. But there’s little surprise in this. Much of the Myers’ Report reads like propaganda from the Department of Productivity (which provided key members of the Committee’s Secretariat).



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