Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, IPAA’s National President, was unequivocal in where he believes responsibility lies for integrity and accountability in the public service when he spoke at an IPAA Western Australia webinar on the subject.
In a recent video released to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, senior women from every Australian public service shared their advice to young women who want to become public sector leaders.
Aunty Rose Elu is a Torres Strait Islander Elder and the 2021 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year. Aunty Rose shared stories of her ancient culture and her spiritual and cultural connection to country, as part of a live digital event for NAIDOC Week 2020.
Dr John Brayley and Luke Broomhall were recently interviewed on the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what people can do to manage their wellbeing through these challenging times.
Minister Hunt, after decades of decline, why has trust in the public service risen? And can that trust be retained?
The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Public Service and Cabinet, was recently asked why trust in the public service had risen, and whether that trust could be retained. His answer focused on two things: the public partnership between expert public servants and elected leaders, and innovation.
The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Public Service and Cabinet, recently shared his perspectives on the federation, National Cabinet, and how you lock in change, with Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, IPAA’s National President.
The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Public Service and Cabinet, was recently asked what skills will be critical for a successful public sector career. He said you can change things, that ideas matter, and that believing that your ideas are wanted are critical to innovation.
The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Public Service and Cabinet, was recently asked how government service delivery would change in the future. His answer spoke to innovation and a rapid, contestable Cabinet process.
The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Public Service and Cabinet, recently shared his perspectives on risk taking in the public sector with Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, IPAA’s National President.
Rodney Harrex, Chief Executive, South Australian Tourism Commission, was recently interviewed for IPAA SA’s ‘On the Virtual Couch’ video series. He explained how South Australia’s visitor economy had been impacted by fires and COVID-19, and outlined the initiatives and projects supporting the industry during the recovery period.
Leadership, Compassion, and Shaping Reform of the Mental Health Sector | Christine Morgan delivers the 2020 Williams Oration
Christine Morgan, CEO of the National Mental Health Commission and National Suicide Prevention Adviser to the Prime Minister, recently spoke on the eternally fascinating subject of leadership, about leadership in the mental health sector, and shared her thoughts on the qualities of leadership needed to shape reform of the sector.
Michelle Edge, the Chief Executive for Primary Industries and Regions South Australia was interviewed recently for IPAA’s Virtual on the Couch Series. During the interview she reflected on her experience in stepping into the role during the peak of the state’s COVID-19 crisis.
Professor Nicola Spurrier, the Chief Public Health Officer with SA Health, was IPAA South Australia’s guest on the couch earlier this month. During the interview she shared her insights on South Australia’s rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Late last month Luke Broomhall was interviewed as part of the COVID-19 Mental Wellbeing Interview Series. A Forensic Psychologist, Luke spoke about the mental health impacts of COVID-19, working from home, and work-life balance.
Caroline Mealor, Chief Executive of the South Australian Attorney-General’s Department, was interviewed last week on the challenges presented by COVID-19 to the work of the central agency, as well as to her leadership with more than 70% of staff working from home.
South Australia’s Chief Psychiatrist, Dr John Brayley, was interviewed earlier this week on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 and the government support available to South Australians.
Lois Boswell, Acting Chief Executive of the Department of Human Services was IPAA South’s Australia’s guest in conversation earlier this month. A video of the interview she gave on the COVID-19 situation and her thoughts on leadership in crisis is now available.
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.
The Premier of South Australia reflected with pride on the response of South Australians to coronavirus in a recent address to the South Australia public sector. A video of his address is now available.
The value of public data to government was the focus of the summation address delivered recently at the 2020 Australian Public Service Graduate Data Forum by Celia Moss, Program Manager, Statistical Data Integration Division at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
There are more than 4,000 children and young people under guardianship in South Australia. Cathy Taylor, Chief Executive of the Department for Child Protection, spoke recently about how the public sector has worked to provide these children and young people with safe care during the current pandemic.
Rick Persse, Chief Executive of the Department of Education, was IPAA South’s Australia guest for its latest virtual ‘on the couch’ conversation. Rick reflected on the recent success South Australia has had in reducing coronavirus infection numbers and how this is providing confidence for a return to face-to-face teaching in the State.
Earlier this month Tom Rogers, the Australian Electoral Commissioner, gave a virtual address to the 2020 Australian Public Service Graduate Data Forum. During his address — on what voting may be like in 2030 — Tom spoke about Australia’s electoral journey, innovations and successes, and the mythical ‘silver bullet’ that is electronic voting.
A video of David Reynolds ‘on the couch’ with IPAA South Australia is now available. David is the Chief Executive of the Department of Treasury and Finance. During the conversation, he shared his insights on practices that government intend to put in place to get the economy ‘back to normal’, and how the easing of restrictions may be undertaken so as not to significantly impact health outcomes.
Dr David Gruen, the Australian Statistician at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, recently gave a virtual address on the topic of ‘A Data-Driven Australian Public Service’.
Laurence Millar — a former Deputy Commissioner at New Zealand’s State Services Commission and a Trustee with the 20/20 Trust — speaks on digital inclusion in New Zealand and how to achieve it.
A video of Jim McDowell ‘on the couch’ with IPAA South Australia is now available. Jim is the Chief Executive of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. During the conversation, he shared how he’s been involved in the state-wide and national response to COVID-19, gave insights on the evolving situation, and stressed the importance of nationwide collaboration in this challenging time.
Erma Ranieri was IPAA South Australia’s guest for its first virtual ‘on the couch’ conversation. Erma unpacked the risks posed to the South Australian public sector from the coronavirus pandemic, and the response by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment in supporting South Australian public sector employees.