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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION ACROSS THE DITCH

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION ACROSS THE DITCH

Australia isn’t unique in having a professional organisation for public servants. In fact the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand formed in Christchurch back in 1934 and has a significant place in New Zealand public policy. It also publishes a quarterly journal, ‘Public Sector’, which it generously provides to IPAA as a digital copy. The April Issue is out now.

Reflecting on ‘The Ethics of Public Office’

Reflecting on ‘The Ethics of Public Office’

As the Australian Government edges closer to releasing a bill for the establishment of a Commonwealth Integrity Commission, it seems timely to look back at what a former Governor-General — the Hon. Sir John Kerr KCMG KStJ QC — had to say on ‘The Ethics of Public Office’ in his 1974 Garran Oration.

Academics ask: Is gender really on anyone’s agenda?

Academics ask: Is gender really on anyone’s agenda?

The December 2019 issue of The Australian Journal of Public Administration published a ‘controversy’ by two academics who examined submissions made to the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service to assess whether, and how, organisations had considered gender equality.

Redefining the Possible: the 2019 Williams Oration

Redefining the Possible: the 2019 Williams Oration

The Williams Oration recognises the extraordinary contribution of Ms Helen Williams AC to public administration in Australia. The 2019 Williams Oration was delivered by Dr Megan Clark AC, Head of the Australian Space Agency, who took the opportunity ‘to go behind the curtain’ and share the thinking behind Australia’s first space agency which commenced operations in July 2018.

“A really most remarkable career”: Duncan Lewis AO DSC CSC

“A really most remarkable career”: Duncan Lewis AO DSC CSC

On a bright spring day in early September, Secretary of The Treasury and new IPAA ACT President Dr Stephen Kennedy thanked Duncan Lewis AO DSC CSC, the outgoing Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, for what he described as a “truly remarkable speech”.

Budgets and Intergenerational Inequity

Budgets and Intergenerational Inequity

At 7:30 P.M., April 2, 2019, Josh Frydenberg, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia, delivered his first Budget speech. He introduced the Australian Government’s budget for the 2019–2020 financial year.