Transcript: Drivers of Change – Culture Value Ethics
Description: This video features a presentation by RMIT’s Executive Director of Policy, Strategy and Engagement, Tom Bentley. In it, he presents to an audience, and slides appear on screen to illustrate his point.
AUDIO: Ambient music plays
VISUAL: RMIT Logo appears and fades away to reveal an Infographic with the various “Drivers of Change” the technology section is enlarged, while the rest fade away.
VISUAL: A slide appears which reads “Culture, Value & Ethics: The changing structure and flows of our population.”
TOM BENTLEY SPEAKS: There is a clear tension between our aspiration to a conclusion and our growing diversity, and the sources of the structural inequality that continue to exist.
VISUAL: Tom Bentley is shown on stage, addressing a crowd.
VISUAL: Slide appears which reads “Australians are proud of our diversity, multiculturalism and egalitarianism.”
VISUAL: Two infographics appear which demonstrate inequalities that continue to exist within Australia.
TOM BENTLEY SPEAKS: and the way that they manifest themselves in the life of our institution.
VISUAL: A slide reads “Yet equality is still some distance away.”
VISUAL: Infographic slides appear stating that Gay, Lesbian & Transgender people are 3x more likely to experience depression; the average full-time weekly wage for a woman is 18.2% less than a man’s; 1 in 2 mothers reported experiencing workplace discrimination as a result of their parental leave while 1 in 5 mothers indicated they were made redundant; 1 in 5 Australians have experienced race-hate talk; verbal homophobic abuse has been experienced by 6 in 10 LGBTQ people.
TOM BENTLEY SPEAKS: I think that's probably magnified by the fact of digital connection and the things it can do, and it also creates a new set of values and culture challenges which are about privacy, and data protection, and personal identity.
VISUAL: A graph shows that almost all young 18-29 year old Australians visit social media daily; A graph shows the number of data breaches in the US, which has increased ten-fold since 2005.
VISUAL: A slide reads “challenges”
VISUAL: stock footage of a gay pride parade with text reading “If we are committed to inclusion and equality, how do we address ongoing structural inequalities?”
“In an era of personalised digital data, how do we protect privacy and respect personal identity?”
VISUAL: An infographic appears with RMIT’s three pillars on it. Life Changing Experiences, Passion with Purpose and Shaping the World.
VISUAL: The RMIT logo appears.
AUDIO: Ambient Music Fades
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