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KEN JONES: A ‘MOST UPRIGHT AND CORRECT PUBLIC SERVANT’

KEN JONES: A ‘MOST UPRIGHT AND CORRECT PUBLIC SERVANT’

Kenneth Norman Jones AO CBE passed away on 19 January, aged 97. A Commonwealth public servant for 44 years, he was instrumental in guiding and implementing the policies of successive governments that led to Commonwealth involvement at all levels of Australia’s education system.

Bullying and harassment are rife in the public service

Bullying and harassment are rife in the public service

The vast majority of public servants behave respectfully and civilly to their colleagues. But the surveys show bullying is significantly more widespread than codes of conduct or workers’ compensation claims suggest. Dr Gordon de Brouwer explores bullying and harassment in public sector workplaces across Australia.

Tribute to a Distinguished Champion of IPAA

Tribute to a Distinguished Champion of IPAA

Emeritus Professor Roger Wettenhall AM passed away on 20 January 2022. An academic with a fervent passion for the study and practice of public administration in Australia, Roger was integral to the formation of a national IPAA body, and the administration of IPAA’s activities. His commitment to the growth of IPAA as a vibrant and valuable institution that serves its members and the wider public sector will not be forgotten.

IPAA’S FUTURE ON TRACK WITH THE LAUNCH OF ITS NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN 2021-2025

IPAA’S FUTURE ON TRACK WITH THE LAUNCH OF ITS NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN 2021-2025

IPAA has released its National Strategic Plan 2021-2025. Developed by IPAA’s National Council in consultation with IPAA’s eight Divisions, the plan provides a framework to realise our vision of enriching our offerings at a national level, building stronger connections and increasing membership across each jurisdiction.

Grants awarded for new public administration research

Grants awarded for new public administration research

The Institute of Public Administration Australia is pleased to announce that funding has been awarded to three new research projects that will examine the ethical application of artificial intelligence, the career pathways of Federal ministerial staff once they leave a minister’s office, and the capabilities associated with the implementation of social procurement.