Take a moment to explore the different facets of public administration and IPAA’s work across the Australian public sector through our blogs, podcasts, videos and recent publications.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.