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Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC will launch ‘Lead the Way’, the new Defence Transformation Strategy, at a live streamed online event hosted by IPAA ACT on 27 November 2020, beginning at 9.30 am. Registration to attend the event are now open.
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.
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)
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.
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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The Fair Work Ombudsman, Sandra Parker PSM, and Comcare’s Chief Executive Officer, Sue Weston PSM, were recently interviewed for the Work with Purpose podcast and spoke about how their compliance and enforcement policies adjusted to respond to the challenges of COVID-19.
IPAA National President, Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM FIPAA, has used his President’s Message in the IPAA National Annual Report 2019–2020 to acknowledge public administration and service across Australia.
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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