The 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management were announced by the Hon Ben Morton MP, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet, at a ceremony held on Wednesday evening at Parliament House in Canberra.
The Williams Oration recognises the extraordinary contribution of Ms Helen Williams AC to public administration in Australia. The 2019 Williams Oration was delivered by Dr Megan Clark AC, Head of the Australian Space Agency, who took the opportunity ‘to go behind the curtain’ and share the thinking behind Australia’s first space agency which commenced operations in July 2018.
Mr Alexander Lau delivered an inspiring keynote address at the 2019 IPAA National Conference held in Darwin last month. Mr Lau — the Principal Design Lead with the Singapore Government’s Innovation Lab — unpacked some recent successes to innovating service delivery in the Singapore Public Service, and highlighted some of the unexpected lessons they learned from stress testing low cost prototypes before scaling up.
On a bright spring day in early September, Secretary of The Treasury and new IPAA ACT President Dr Stephen Kennedy thanked Duncan Lewis AO DSC CSC, the outgoing Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, for what he described as a “truly remarkable speech”.
IPAA continues tradition of advancing public administration practice through support of Insight Hack
IPAA is partnering with the South Australian Public Sector Innovation Lab and Mindhive to provide public servants with the opportunity to tackle complex policy issues in a secure, curated environment for Insight Hack 2019.
IPAA NSW is shaking up the format for the 2020 IPAA National Conference, ‘IPAAeX Reinventing Service’, to be held on 12 May 2020. A call for speakers to present one of fifteen TED-style addresses is now open.
Professor Mick Dodson delivered the 2019 Garran Oration at the IPAA National Conference held in Darwin recently, speaking on the purpose of treaties and the challenges in achieving them.
Outgoing National President Peter Shergold: public servants are a foundation of democratic governance, vital to Australia’s future
Professor Peter Shergold AC gave the National President’s Address at the 2019 IPAA National Conference held in Darwin recently.
At the 2019 IPAA National Conference held in Darwin last week, Professor Peter Shergold AC concluded his two-year term as IPAA National President and expressed the honour he felt in serving IPAA as President before “handing on the reins” to his distinguished successor Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM.
Dr Christopher Pepin-Neff from The University of Sydney and Ms Kristin Caporale from Assumption College, have won the 2019 Sam Richardson Award for the most influential paper published in ‘The Australian Journal of Public Administration’.