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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
‘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.
Australia isn’t unique in having a professional organisation for public servants. In fact the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand formed in Christchurch back in 1934 and has a significant place in New Zealand public policy. It also publishes a quarterly journal, ‘Public Sector’, which it generously provides to IPAA as a digital copy. The April Issue is out now.
IPAA ACT has released its fourth collection of speeches delivered throughout the 2019 calendar year.
The book contains a selection of speeches by government, public and private sector leaders that include the Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia; CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella; and a number of Departmental Secretaries and Agency Heads.