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Defence’s role supporting the bushfire effort and then the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic were discussed in the latest WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast with Greg Moriarty, Secretary of the Department of Defence and General Angus Campbell, Chief of the Australian Defence Force,
Rebecca Cross and Katy Haire from the ACT Government reflected on the benefits of having a smaller public service when responding to the coronavirus pandemic in the latest WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast.
In speaking recently on the South Australia Police’s response to the coronavirus, Commissioner Grant Stevens APM paid tribute to the true character of the South Australian community in helping its vulnerable. A video of his ‘on the couch’ conversation is now available.
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A new webinar series called ‘Reimagining Government’ was launched this week by ANZSOG and global think tank the Centre for Public Impact. The six-part series aims to reimagine our models of government for the COVID-19 world and beyond.
‘The COVID-19 crisis could be a shift point in the Canberra view that effective government in Australia requires the inexorable takeover, even by stealth, of state responsibilities by the Commonwealth,’ said Gordon de Brouwer recently.
Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM is one of NSW most trusted and respected public servants. As NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner he was the public face of the Government’s response to the recent horrific bushfire season. Before beginning his new role heading up Resilience NSW, Shane spoke about his personal story, his thoughts on leadership, and the importance he places on public service as part of IPAA NSW ‘In Conversation’ series.
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National Reconciliation Week
Free Online Webinar
Join members of the IPAA Victoria Aboriginal Advisory Committee for a discussion reflecting upon our shared history, steps towards reconciliation, challenges, and the way forward.
National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
29 May 2020
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (AEST)
'On the Couch' with Chris Sarra
A Free Live Streamed Event
Dr Chris Sarra, Director-General of Queensland’s Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, will be IPAA Queensland’s guest in conversation.
Chris will speak on his distinguished career, dedicated to influencing policy reform in education and beyond, and how each of us can continue on our reconciliation journeys.
2 June 2020
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (AEST)
Supporting NSW During COVID-19
A Live Online Event
Tim Reardon, Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet, will discuss the NSW Public Sector’s extraordinary response to COVID-19 with Kathrina Lo, Commissioner, Public Service Commission.
During this conversation they will share examples of the ways the public sector is supporting the citizens of NSW as well as looking at the impact that COVID-19 will have in shaping future economic, health and social opportunities and challenges across NSW.
2 June 2020
1.15 pm – 2.30 pm (AEST)
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