Interactive policy workshops

As preparation for a submission to the ALP Policy Platform review, we are planning three interactive workshops using an electronic meeting system to capture comments (Zing):

  • skills and knowledge  - February, 15
  • health and wellbeing  - March - 15
  • jobs and economy     -  April 19

Each workshop will run from 6.00 pm  till 8.00 at the Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne directly opposite the Victoria Market.
Colin Brooks Chair of the ALP Policy Platform review committee will open the first session and brief us on the workings of the committee.
Gabrielle Williams, Parliamentary Secretary for Health will introduce the Health and Wellbeing session, and
Shuan Leane, Parliamentary Secretary for infrastructure for the session on Jobs and Economy.
The main emphasis in these workshops will be on strategic trajectory. What sort of society will reflect these key areas in 2030 and what policy initiatives need to be in the pipeline over the next decade to ensure we get there?

The opening question in each instance will be along these lines.

Workshop Three: jobs and growth – April 19.

  • Which sectors of the economy provide the basis for growth and what policy initiatives could a Labor government put in place to positively support such sectors?
  • What implications result from digitalization and resulting automation for public policy setting with regards to the future of jobs and for balancing economic growth with income distribution?
  • What could form the basis of a Labor government’s public policy direction in the short and medium term covering individuals and families when the future of personal labour is in question?
It is essential to reserve your place so we can determine venue requirements. Please RSVP as soon as possible.
  • April 19, 2017 at 6pm – 8pm
  • Multicultural Hub
    506 Elizabeth St
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
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  • Max Dumais

Will you come?