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Three researchers reflect on their work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Three researchers reflect on their work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

NAIDOC Week 2020 is a celebration of history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The things that motivates researchers to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and the opportunities their research brings to communities, were the focus of a series of interviews recently undertaken by publishing company Wiley.

GovComms Festival to Explore the Future of Government Communications

GovComms Festival to Explore the Future of Government Communications

Canberra-based Government communication agency, contentgroup, will host the world’s first virtual government communications conference, the GovComms Festival, on 17 November 2020. This latest initiative by contentgroup — IPAA ACT’s digital content partner — will examine the impact on communications of the COVID-19 pandemic and is part of a collaboration supported by the OECD and the European Commission.

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Annual State of the Sector with Tim Reardon

A Live Online Event supported by Bendelta

Tim Reardon, Secretary, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet will share his insights on the public sector’s response to the challenges of 2020 and look forward to 2021.

The discussion will be facilitated by John Hubby FIPAA, IPAA NSW Vice President and Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services, NSW Department of Communities and Justice.

26 November 2020
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (AEDT)

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Launch of the 'Lead the Way: Defence Transformation Strategy' by the Minister of Defence

A  Live Streamed Event with Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, Minister for Defence

Together with the ‘2020 Defence Strategic Update’ and the ‘2020 Force Structure Plan’, the Defence Transformation Strategy provides the long-term vision and framework to guide Defence to shape, deter and respond to challenges in Australia’s national interests now, and into the future.

Adaptation and agility are central to Defence’s ability to fulfil its role and meet its commitments to the Government and to the Australian people.

The Minister’s speech to Defence’s Senior Leaders Group will be livestreamed via Gov Teams.

27 November 2020
9.30 am – 10.00 am (AEDT)

GovTEAMS (Microsoft Teams) is accessible to the general public via a web browser.

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Regulatory responses to the coronavirus: dealing with a crisis and supporting economic activity

A Lunchbox Seminar via Zoom

Anna Cronin, Commissioner with Better Regulation Victoria and Red Tape Commissioner will talk about the experience of regulators in their rapid response to COVID-19 and the way they implement their regulations.

Anna will be joined in conversation for the seminar by Miles Hutchinson, Senior Economist at Better Regulation Victoria and YIPAA Advisory Committee Chair.

27 November 2020
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (AEDT)

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How a position of respect for veterans’ service has shaped the transformation of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs | Liz Cosson AM CSC

How a position of respect for veterans’ service has shaped the transformation of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs | Liz Cosson AM CSC

Liz Cosson AM CSC, Secretary, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, was recently interviewed for the Work with Purpose podcast. As a decorated former Major General with more than 30 years of service in the Australian Army, Liz is determined to find solutions that better support the veteran community and spoke about the transformation her Department has been undergoing to do just that.

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Agile Ways of Working

Offered via Zoom by Boston Consulting Group

9 December 2020
9.30 am – 1.00 pm (AEDT)

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Intelligent Influence

Offered as an online virtual classroom

10 December 2020
9.00 am – 4.30 pm (AWST)

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Managing your project: an introduction to project management

A two half-day course offered via Cisco Webex

14 and 16 December 2020
9.00 am – 12.30 pm (ACDT)

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