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Unpacking the public sector’s pandemic

Unpacking the public sector’s pandemic

The workforce elements of the public sector’s pandemic were the focus of a recent interview by Geraldine Doogue AO on ABC Radio National’s Saturday Extra program. Her guests were IPAA National President Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM and Tom Burton, Government Editor with the Australian Financial Review.

In a year like no other trust means traction

In a year like no other trust means traction

Over 200 senior leaders gathered in person last week to hear Phil Gaetjans, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, deliver the annual address to the Australian Public Service in Canberra. A video and transcript of his address are now available.

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.

Leading Victoria, from crisis to recovery | Chris Eccles AO

Leading Victoria, from crisis to recovery | Chris Eccles AO

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the ability of Australian governments to respond effectively in a rapid, coordinated, and collaborative way. In a recent interview Chris Eccles AO, Secretary of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet spoke about Victoria’s quick response to the crisis and shared his thoughts on the impact and changes to service delivery in the state.

Leadership Fundamentals: Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM

Leadership Fundamentals: Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM

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.

Governor-General celebrates IPAA Anniversary with those “who helped shape Australia”

Governor-General celebrates IPAA Anniversary with those “who helped shape Australia”

On a balmy Canberra evening, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Rtd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, were greeted at the steps of Old Parliament House before joining an assembly of distinguished Australians to celebrate IPAA’s 40th Anniversary as an independent national organisation.