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IPAA will partner with the ANU College of Law in the delivery of a free webinar on ‘Free speech at work: Folau, Banerji and beyond?’ to be held on Wednesday 22 July 2020. An impressive panel will explore the issue and consider how it might be possible to reconcile employees’ speech rights with the interests of employers.
This is a story of change where the odds weren’t great, but the leadership resolute. Published in a recent issue of IPANZ’s Public Sector Journal, Karen Tregaskis shares her insights on a major change process undertaken by the New Zealand Defence Force. It showed her what was possible with a well-managed process.
The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the ability of Australian governments to respond effectively in a rapid, coordinated, and collaborative way. In a recent interview Chris Eccles AO, Secretary of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet spoke about Victoria’s quick response to the crisis and shared his thoughts on the impact and changes to service delivery in the state.
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Professor Brendan Murphy, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, and Caroline Edwards, acting Secretary of the Department of Health, were recently interviewed for the WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast. They spoke about their shared experience at the centre of Australia’s health response to COVID-19.
Caroline Mealor, Chief Executive of the South Australian Attorney-General’s Department, was interviewed last week on the challenges presented by COVID-19 to the work of the central agency, as well as to her leadership with more than 70% of staff working from home.
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Delivering Data Differently
An Innovation Month Event Delivered in Partnership with the Australia Public Service Data Network
This online event will open with a keynote address on building Australian Public Service data capability followed by a panel discussion exploring the use of data in crises.
Speakers include Kayelle Drinkwater, General Manager, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Celia Moss, Acting General Manager, Australian Bureau of Statistics, and Heather Cotching, Acting Chief Economist, Austrade.
17 July 2020
1.30 pm – 3.00 am (AEST)
2020 State of the NSW Economy
A Live Streamed Event on the Impact of Drought, Bushfires and COVID-19 on the State Budget and the Public Sector
Michael Pratt AM, Secretary of NSW Treasury, will deliver an update on the State Budget and explore the work of the Treasury Taskforce in coordinating the COVID-19 response to set up for the recovery of the State.
Michael will be followed Stephen Walters, Chief Economist, NSW Treasury, who will provide an economic update.
22 July 2020
4.30 pm – 5.30 pm (AEST)
Free Speech at Work: Folau, Banerji and Beyond?
A Free Online Event
The ability of employees to speak freely, both in public and private sector contexts, is increasingly being challenged. Where should the lines be drawn? Is it possible to reconcile employees’ speech rights with the interests of employers?
IPAA is pleased to partner with the ANU College of Law to bring a distinguished panel together to consider these issues from practical, theoretical, policy and comparative perspectives.
22 July 2020
6.30 pm – 7.45 pm (AEST)
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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.