In 1998, the South Australian Division of IPAA initiated the Don Dunstan Oration on Public Administration, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public life.
Don Dunstan graduated with a law degree from the University of Adelaide in 1948. He practised law in Fiji and Adelaide and was appointed QC in 1965. He became involved with the Labor Party, successfully standing for the House of Assembly in 1953. Under the Walsh Government, Dunstan was Attorney-General and Minister of Community Welfare and Aboriginal Affairs. He became Labor Leader and Premier of SA after the retirement of Frank Walsh. Although defeated in the 1968 election, Dunstan was re-elected Premier in 1970, retiring from politics in 1979.
Culture and Performance in the Public Sector
Weatherill, The Hon. Premier Jay
Future and Focus of the South Australian Public Sector
Moran, Terry AO
The fundamental tasks of the Australian Public Service – to advise on public policy
Longstaff, Dr Simon
Ethics and aesthetics in public administration
Beazley, The Hon. Kim, MP
A Nation Building Role for the Public Service
Shergold, Dr Peter, AM
“The Need to Wield a Crowbar”: Political Will and Public Service
O’Kane, Prof Mary
The Dunstan Oration
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