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Artificial Intelligence Summit

September 5, 2019 | Events

Last week Artificial Intelligence took over Melbourne, with the AI Summit, the DIF Festival, and the meeting of the first Victorian All Parliamentary Group (VAPPGAI) of the 59th Victorian Parliament, co-hosted by Minister Pakula and Shadow Minister Wooldridge. The day ended with the Pearcey’s Society’s annual dinner with the delivery of the Pearcey Oration and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award, given this year to MailGuard CEO & Founder Craig McDonald. In Partnership with the Digital AI Summit and the British General Consul, the Committee was proud to present two global experts on AI and Ethics: Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, Research Fellow, Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab at Oxford University’s Internet Institute, and Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute of Technology, and Roger Taylor - Chair, of the UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation.

Infrastructure Australia | Significant infrastructure investment needed as population swells

September 5, 2019 | Discussion

Development on the urban fringes of Australia’s fourth largest cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth – is having a significant impact on our infrastructure assets. That was one of the key messages that emerged following the release of Infrastructure Australia's 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit, which aims to create a forward-looking understanding of Australia’s infrastructure challenges to help guide decision-making and reform.

Premiers Cup at the Royal Melbourne Golf course

August 22, 2019 | Events

As Royal Melbourne Golf course prepares to host the Presidents Cup for the third time, showcasing Melbourne as a major event sporting capital, another event of significance is taking shape with strong support from Committee for Melbourne members; The Premiers Cup.

Metropolitan Collaboration | Local Government Submission

August 22, 2019 | Discussion

Our ‘Metropolitan Collaboration’ Taskforce has been discussing how to build a resilient, economically competitive city through developing better metropolitan governance arrangements that can confront the challenges, and capture the opportunities, that the 21st century will bring. Legislation has the potential to offer frameworks and increase opportunities for Local Governments to collaborate on a Metropolitan-wide scale.

Future Skills

August 22, 2019 | Discussion

The Committee continues to be a prominent advocate for the evolution of skills training and development. We recently made a submission to the Victorian Government’s inquiry into sustainable employment for disadvantaged workers where we focus on the need to nurture peoples’ soft skills and recommends the development of micro-credential qualifications that are recognised by the Government and industry.

Planning and Building Approvals Process Review

August 22, 2019 | Discussion

Can Victoria’s planning and approval processes be streamlined to improve efficiency and reduce delays? The Committee thinks so, and sees a direct link between these processes and housing pipelines and affordability. The Victorian Red Tape Commissioner has been tasked by The Minister for Planning and The Treasurer to review processes around building and planning approvals in Greater Melbourne to find opportunities to improve the process to make it easier for municipalities and developers to reduce delays.

Leading Thinker | Melbourne adapting to the Agile Workplace

August 22, 2019 | Awards

Agile workplaces are about fostering a flexible and productive environment. A panel hosted by Grant Thornton on 3 September with leading experts from HASSELL will show you how.   On Tuesday 3 September, we will hear from Dr Agustin Chevez and Mark Bray, both from our member HASSELL, followed by a panel session with members on how leading Melbourne companies are taking on the ‘Agile Workplace’.

Thought Leadership | Population and Infrastructure

August 14, 2019 | Discussion

Thought Leadership: Population and Infrastructure Committee for Melbourne (the Committee) is looking forward to welcoming Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, for a special members address to be held at Deakin University’s city campus on Wednesday 14 August. Following the Liberal Coalition Party’s success at the recent federal election, it is timely to hear from Minister Tudge whose decisions will have a significant influence in shaping Melbourne’s future. As we prepare to welcome Minister Tudge, we wish to share the important policy priorities of the Committee that relate to the minister’s portfolio, and which we anticipate he will address in detail in his presentation; including population, and transport.