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ACS Federal Election Debate & Breakfast (In-person)

ACS invites you to its Federal Election Debate between the two major political parties on issues outlined in its federal election platform, Building Australia’s digital future.

Registration End Date: Wed, 06 Apr, 10:00 AM

  • where

  • National Portrait Gallery Canberra
    King Edward Terrace
    Parkes ACT 2600
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 12 Apr, 07:00 AM
    Event Finish: Tue, 12 Apr, 09:00 AM
  • event price

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The 2022 Australian federal election is approaching, but what does this mean for the IT sector? The sector is suffering from a skills shortage and increased digital threats while Australia is falling in global innovation and competitiveness measures.<br><br>How can Australia respond to these challenges and grasp the opportunities technology presents for the economy and society?<br><br>ACS President, Dr Nick Tate, invites you to hear representatives from the major political parties debate policies ACS has called for as part of its federal election platform, <a href="" target="_blank">Building Australia’s digital future</a>.<br><br><b>The ACS federal election platform focuses on nine key policy areas, including:</b> <ul><li>Addressing the skill shortage through initiatives to increase the pipeline for the tech workforce, including gender diversity;</li><li>Improving the workforce’s digital skills through assisting businesses;</li><li>Ensuring Parliament has the right advice and recognising the importance of technology in discussions, including the need for a Cabinet-level Digital Economy portfolio;</li><li>Protecting Australia and its people from cyber attack, spam and scams; and</li><li>Building Australia’s regional digital economy.</li></ul> <b>Registration:</b><br><b>a)</b> Tickets are available $65 incl GST (ACS Member) and $95 (Non-member)<br><b>b)</b> Group bookings are available and Table (of 8) seating.<br><b>c)</b> Please contact if you require assistance regarding the registration process or table bookings.<br>*If you are intent to book a table but don’t have the contact details of attendees at the time of registering, you can enter it as Guest 1, guest 2, so on, Otherwise please send the completed table booking form to <b></b> by 5 April. Click <b><a href="" target="_blank">here</a></b> for a copy of the table booking form <br><b>d) </b>Please contact <b></b> if you require a copy of the invoice or have difficulties with the online registration process.<br><br><b>*Registration closes 6 Apr 2022 10:00 AM AEST</b><br><br><b>IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ATTENDEES - COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN (Events):<br>1) Face mask: </b>Wearing a mask is optional. *<i>Face masks will be available for guests while on site at the NPG</i><br><b>2) </b><b>ACS event registration QR code:</b> Upon your arrival, please make sure to have your ACS event registration QR code visible and ready for scan at the registration desk where your attendance will be recorded. You can find your QR code in your ACS event confirmation email and a reminder sent to you three days before the event; you can provide the QR code via your phone or a printed copy or a screenshot of your email etc.<br><b>3) Event Cancellation &amp; Refund:</b> All cancellations must be processed through the website, a refund will only be considered if it is <b>at least 5 working days prior to the event</b>.<br><b>4) Photography and/or filming</b> may take place during this event, by accepting these terms you consent to this. Please let the ACS event manager know if you do not want your picture taken.


To support the ICT Professionals for their Professional & Leadership Development

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King Edward Terrace,Parkes,ACT,Australia

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  • ACS reserves the right to change the program at any time. Every effort will be made to ensure a program of equivalent standard and members are updated with changes.
  • All dietary requirements are considered, however we cannot guarantee a 100% allergen free environment.
  • ACS reserves the right to prohibit entry or eject any person from an ACS event based on behaviour deemed inappropriate by ACS staff, its agents and/or others working under its authority.
  • Filming or streaming by attendees is not permitted. If an attendee is found to be doing so they will be asked to leave the event immediately and further action may be taken.
  • Photography and/or filming may take place during this event, by accepting these terms you consent to this. Please let a member of ACS know if you do not want your picture taken.

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  • If an attendee is displaying flu or cold like symptoms in the days leading up to the event and therefore is not able to attend, ACS will refund the registration fee.
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  • We ask all ACS members to respect the social distancing guidelines, if an attendee repeatedly disregards these guidelines, they may be asked to leave
  • ACS reserves the right to cancel the event within 24 hours' notice if either the speaker or the event host has advised us that they are exhibiting flu or cold like symptoms
  • All attendees must provide a valid phone number and email address to be contacted on if there is reason to notify about a possible COVID-19 exposure

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