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.
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.
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.
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).
‘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.