Ray Griggs AO CSC and Letitia Hope from the National Indigenous Australians Agency, were joined by Justine O’Brien SCMP, IABC Canberra President, and contentgroup Founder and CEO, David Pembroke, for a recent Work With Purpose podcast on authentic and effective communications with Indigenous Australians.
The conversation on productivity needs to evolve
Atlassian’s resident Work Futurist, Dominic Price, recently gave a fascinating interview involving Megan Aponte-Payne and Isabelle Franklin — two of IPAA ACT’s Future Leaders Committee Members — for the WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast.
National Cabinet has helped keep Australia one of the safest places in the world: Jodie Ryan
Jodie Ryan, Chief Executive with the Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Northern Territory Government, was recently interviewed for the WORK WITH PURPOSE — National Perspectives podcast series by IPAA’s National President, Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM.
Keeping businesses open and looking after workers during COVID-19
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.
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.
Bonnie Cavanagh — Serving the Community
Bonnie Cavanagh is a proud Taungurung woman and a Program Manager in the Media and Corporate Communication Unit with Victoria Police. In a recent interview for IPAA Victoria’s Public Sector Perspectives podcast, she provided her insights on how the public sector can better reflect the community it serves and attract young people with new ideas and perspectives.
Andy Penn, Telstra CEO | ‘Flexibility is going to be crucial in the future’
Telstra CEO Andy Penn was recently interviewed for the Work with Purpose podcast and was expansive in sharing his insights into the future of work, the adoption of emerging technologies, and the way industry is working together with government to accelerate the post-pandemic recovery.
Going Behind the Scenes of JobKeeper | Dr Steven Kennedy PSM and Matt Comyn
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.
South Australian public servants are now more connected and more innovative: Erma Ranieri
Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment with the Government of South Australia, was interviewed recently by Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, IPAA National President for the WORK WITH PURPOSE — A NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE podcast.
Finding Solutions to Australia’s Biggest Problems: Steve Worrall and Dr Larry Marshall
Steve Worrall, Managing Director with Microsoft Australia, and Dr Larry Marshall, the Chief Executive with CSIRO, were interviewed recently for the WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast and discussed just what they’ve found at the intersection of science and technology.
Service Delivery has Been Fundamentally Changed: Dave Stewart
Dave Stewart, Director-General, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Government, was interviewed recently for the WORK WITH PURPOSE — A NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE podcast, by the IPAA National President, Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM.
‘Reinvention’ the key to recent ATO success: Chris Jordan AO
Chris Jordan AO, Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office, was recently interviewed for the WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast. Reinvention and adaptability have served the ATO well in supporting the government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Public Sector Reform on Steroids’: Sharyn O’Neill
Sharyn O’Neill, Public Sector Commissioner and State Recovery Coordinator for the Western Australian Government, was recently interviewed for the WORK WITH PURPOSE — A NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE podcast by Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, National IPAA President.
It’s our job to be responsive and not a hand-brake: Pezzullo
Michael Pezzullo, Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs, was recently interviewed for the WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast. He spoke about his strong belief in the Westminster system of government, Home Affairs response to COVID-19, and why the APS should look to embrace disruption.
‘Putting their shoulder to the wheel’ — Jane Halton and the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission
Jane Halton AO PSM, Commissioner of the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission, was recently interviewed for the WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast. She spoke about how the Commission was established, its priorities, and how problems have been solved that have frustrated people for years.
Rebecca Skinner’s ‘baptism of fire’ as CEO of Services Australia
Rebecca Skinner, CEO of Services Australia was interviewed recently for the WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast. She spoke about her experience as the executive agency’s new CEO, just as COVID-19 was biting hard into the Australian economy and Australians’ employment.
At the centre of Australia’s health response to COVID-19: Brendan Murphy and Caroline Edwards
Professor Brendan Murphy, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, and Caroline Edwards, acting Secretary of the Department of Health, were recently interviewed for the WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast. They spoke about their shared experience at the centre of Australia’s health response to COVID-19.
Espionage hasn’t gone away during COVID-19: ASIO chief
Mike Burgess, the Director-General of Security with the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation was the guest on this week’s WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast and spoke about the current threat environment under COVID-19, as well as the many issues that ASIO deals with to protects Australians and Australia from serious security threats.
Commissioners proud of Australians ‘remarkable’ response to COVID-19
The Commissioners of the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Border Force recently gave an interview for the WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast which spanned the COVID-19 responses of Government, the travelling public and industry, to border management, and the very real threat of crime on the dark web.
Facing Down Fires and then COVID-19: the Defence Force Contribution
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,
The ACT: A Small Public Service Responds Effectively to the Coronavirus Pandemic
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.
Best Advice? Work Outside Your Comfort Zone: Cheryl-Anne Moy
Cheryl-anne Moy, Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Home Affairs, was recently interviewed for the WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast. She has played a key role in contributing to a number of taskforces including the National COVID-19 Coordination Committee and the Chief Operating Officer Committee, and spoke about the importance of mobility to the public service.
Getting Australians home — the unfolding story: Frances Adamson
Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, was recently interviewed for the WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast. Frances spoke about how her Department has supported around 300,000 Australians return home during the coronavirus pandemic. The Department has also taken 38,000 calls and is providing ongoing support to a further 10,000 Australians who remain overseas.
Meeting the dramatic surge in JobSeeker claims: Kathryn Campbell AO CSC
Kathryn Campbell AO CSC, Secretary of the Department of Social Services, was interviewed recently for the WORK WITH PURPOSE podcast. In a short but expansive interview she spoke about the response of her Department to the dramatic surge in JobSeeker payment claims by Australians who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Work with Purpose’ celebrates the Spirit of Service
An ingrained feature of public service across Australia — its ‘spirit of service’ — is the focus of a new podcast, WORK WITH PURPOSE. Each week senior leaders tell the stories of public service: how the sector is grappling with the complex challenges thrown up by the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and how it is supporting the rapid response of governments with the best possible modelling, advice and service delivery.
IPAA ACT: ‘Work with Purpose’ with Andrew Metcalfe AO
WORK WITH PURPOSE is a weekly podcast that gives listeners a unique perspective on how the Australian Public Service works and how it is responding to the once in a generation challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. This week’s guest is Andrew Metcalfe AO (Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment).
IPAA ACT: The first ‘Work with Purpose’ podcast is now available
‘Work with Purpose’ is a weekly podcast produced in partnership between IPAA ACT and contentgroup, with support from the Australian Public Service Commission. This week Peter Woolcott AO (Australian Public Service Commissioner) and Katherine Jones PSM (Deputy Secretary, Department of Finance) talk about their respective roles in the COVID-19 response.