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Leadership, Compassion, and Shaping Reform of the Mental Health Sector | Christine Morgan delivers the 2020 Williams Oration
Christine Morgan, CEO of the National Mental Health Commission and National Suicide Prevention Adviser to the Prime Minister, recently spoke on the eternally fascinating subject of leadership, about leadership in the mental health sector, and shared her thoughts on the qualities of leadership needed to shape reform of the sector.
Michelle Edge, the Chief Executive for Primary Industries and Regions South Australia was interviewed recently for IPAA’s Virtual on the Couch Series. During the interview she reflected on her experience in stepping into the role during the peak of the state’s COVID-19 crisis.
Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, Secretary of the Treasury, and Matt Comyn, CEO of the Commonwealth Bank, recently spoke about JobKeeper with Jessica Irvine, The Sydney Morning Herald’s Senior Economics Writer, for the WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast.
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On the Couch with Rodney Harrex
Pre-recorded video released
Rodney Harrex, Chief Executive, South Australian Tourism Commission, will talk about the way COVID-19 has impacted the tourism industry in South Australia as well as the initiatives and project that will assist its recovery.
30 September 2020
2020 — A Year of Looking Back and Forward
A free live streamed Future Leaders Series Event
This event brings together an expert panel to discuss innovation in times of transformational change and how this experience might translate more broadly to future leaders and the public sector.
Panellists include Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, Director-General, National Library of Australia, Rachael Coghlan, CEO, Artistic Director, Craft ACT, and Michael Sanese, Manager, People and Organisational Consulting, PwC and IPAA Future Leaders Committee Member.
7 October 2020
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (AEST)
The Garran Oration
Delivered by the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, the Minister for Health, Parliament of Australia
The Garran Oration honours the memory of the first, and one of the greatest, of the Australian Commonwealth’s public servants: Sir Robert Garran GCMG.
In 2020 the public sector has played a critical in Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. One factor in the success of the response has been a close partnership between political leaders and public sector health experts.
During a particularly challenging year, what lessons can we learn about the value of public service and the ongoing role the sector plays in supporting Australia’s citizens?
21 October 2020
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (AEST)
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New findings on the effects of ethical culture and ethical leadership on innovation as reported in the public sector will be of great interest to public administration professionals.
IPAA Queensland, in partnership with McKinsey & Co, is hosting a live webinar on Tuesday 22 September, 3.00–4.00 pm (AEST) which will explore the development, manufacture, supply chain and delivery challenge in effectively vaccinating Australians against COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic is global in nature. So how does a Pacific island nation like Fiji respond to protect its people? Bernadette Welch PSM recently returned to Australia from heading up the Fijian response, and spoke about the challenges and successes the country has experienced over the past eight months.
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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.