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The Age of Anti-Ambition?

Sun 11 Sep, 1.30pm

In what’s been called the Great Resignation, The Big Quit or a quitigation, one in five Australians left their jobs this last year and even more are thinking of quitting. Is it burnout and a desire for better work conditions, or has the mortality reminder of the pandemic kickstarted an age of anti-ambition as people look to find greater meaning and fulfilment beyond the workplace? Doctor and author Melanie Cheng, gender equality activist and The Equality Institute Director Emma Fulu and Per Capita Director of the Centre for New Industry Shirley Jackson consider our evolving relationship with work, with The Guardian’s Opinion Editor Bridie Jabour.

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