In October 2017, the Australian Government Senate established the Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers to inquire and report on the impact of technological and other change on the future of work and workers in Australia.
Global Shapers Melbourne presented a submission that emphasised the Fourth Industrial Revolution and youth perspectives – particularly drawing on World Economic Forum research. The submission is publicly available on the Parliament of Australia website.
Other engagements and submissions the Global Shapers Community Melbourne Hub done include:
- VicHealth x NGV Victorian Design Challenge 2018 ‘How might we increase the resilience of today’s young people?’: Our project idea Training the Trainer focused on building the knowledge of resiliency and techniques to embed resiliency in existing youth programs.
- World Trade Organisation Trade 2030 & The Fourth Industrial Revolution – Bringing the Vision and Thoughts of the Youth: The Melbourne Hub contributed to a global project led by the Global Shapers Community Geneva Hub to host a workshop at the Open Forum of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in October 2018. The submission covered perspectives on the impact of technology on trade by 2030, how technology can allow a more sustainable trade (SDG goals), and the creation of a more inclusive ecosystem.
- Global Shapers Community Shaping My City: Our project idea Solar Inclusion was selected as one of the Top 50 projects. The project is currently in progress and is looking at demonstrating the financial and environmental benefits of the energy transition to renewables starting with NFPs.