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IPAA and the University of Canberra are pleased to announce that the 2021 round for grant funding from the Public Administration Research Trust Fund is now open.
The workforce elements of the public sector’s pandemic were the focus of a recent interview by Geraldine Doogue AO on ABC Radio National’s Saturday Extra program. Her guests were IPAA National President Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM and Tom Burton, Government Editor with the Australian Financial Review.
Building public sector performance: citizen engagement in design of government policy and programmes
New Zealand consultant and researcher Keitha Booth looks at how Sweden, Finland and Ireland have engaged the public effectively and asks government agencies to lead more of this work through co-design.
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Public policy lessons from the Global Financial Crisis
As Australia tracks through its next major economic challenge, what insights can be learned from the policy makers who navigated the Global Financial Crisis?
An opening summary will be delivered by Dr David Gruen (Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics), before Dr Stephen Kennedy PSM (Secretary, The Treasury and IPAA ACT President) leads a panel discussion including:
- Dr Ken Henry AC (former Secretary, The Treasury)
- Dr Malcolm Edey (former Assistant Governor, Economic, the Reserve Bank of Australia)
- David Tune AO PSM (former Associate Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and former Secretary of the Department of Finance) and
- Meghan Quinn PSM (Deputy Secretary, Markets Group, The Treasury).
17 May 2021
9.30 pm – 11.30 am (AEST)
National Portrait Gallery,
King Edward Terrace
Chief Executives and Young Professionals Breakfast
Creating change — purpose, ethics and impact
This flagship event will be hosted by Tom Allen, Chief Executive, Impact Boom, and feature four young entrepreneurs:
- Taj Pabari — founder of the Australian School of Entrepeneurship
- Camille Socquet-Clerc — founder of Bloom Impact Investing
- William Smith-Stubbs — co-founder and director of spur and spur:org
- Sabrina Chakori — founder of the Brisbane Tool Library.
20 May 2021
7.00 am – 9.15 am (AEST)
Brisbane City Hall
64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City
Secretary Valedictory with Mark Scott AO
Mark Scott AO is the Secretary of the NSW Department of Education and has a distinguished record in public service, education and the media.
Mark will commence a five-year term as the 27th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney in July 2021.
20 May 2021
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (AEST)
Delivered as a virtual event.
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Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, IPAA’s National President, was unequivocal in where he believes responsibility lies for integrity and accountability in the public service when he spoke at an IPAA Western Australia webinar on the subject.
In a recent video released to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, senior women from every Australian public service shared their advice to young women who want to become public sector leaders.
Aunty Rose Elu is a Torres Strait Islander Elder and the 2021 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year. Aunty Rose shared stories of her ancient culture and her spiritual and cultural connection to country, as part of a live digital event for NAIDOC Week 2020.
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AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
The Australian Journal of Public Administration is the journal of record on public administration, public management and public policy in Australia. It encourages research, reflection and commentary across a range of public sector settings.