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Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC will launch ‘Lead the Way’, the new Defence Transformation Strategy, at a live streamed online event hosted by IPAA ACT on 27 November 2020, beginning at 9.30 am. Registration to attend the event are now open.
NAIDOC Week 2020 is a celebration of history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The things that motivates researchers to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and the opportunities their research brings to communities, were the focus of a series of interviews recently undertaken by publishing company Wiley.
Canberra-based Government communication agency, contentgroup, will host the world’s first virtual government communications conference, the GovComms Festival, on 17 November 2020. This latest initiative by contentgroup — IPAA ACT’s digital content partner — will examine the impact on communications of the COVID-19 pandemic and is part of a collaboration supported by the OECD and the European Commission.
The Hon Greg Hunt MP recently delivered the 2020 Garran Oration on the theme ‘Innovation of the Age of COVID’ in a national broadcast seen across Australia.
Nine new National Fellows of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) have been announced by National President, Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM. The award is made annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to public service and to IPAA, a tradition dating back to 1983.
The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Cabinet, will deliver the 2020 Garran Oration on 21 October 2020. Register now to watch online.
Caroline Walsh, a career public servant, recently joined IPAA ACT as its new CEO, taking the wheel from outgoing CEO Drew Baker.
Working from Home an ‘overwhelmingly positive experience’ for APS employees according to new research
A new research report has found that the working from home experience of APS employees, compelled by the COVID019 pandemic, has been overwhelmingly positive, realising benefits and dispelling some long-held concerns.
New findings on the effects of ethical culture and ethical leadership on innovation as reported in the public sector will be of great interest to public administration professionals.
IPAA Queensland, in partnership with McKinsey & Co, is hosting a live webinar on Tuesday 22 September, 3.00–4.00 pm (AEST) which will explore the development, manufacture, supply chain and delivery challenge in effectively vaccinating Australians against COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic is global in nature. So how does a Pacific island nation like Fiji respond to protect its people? Bernadette Welch PSM recently returned to Australia from heading up the Fijian response, and spoke about the challenges and successes the country has experienced over the past eight months.
The first digital Australian Government Style Manual promises to make government communication a whole lot clearer. Your feedback is sought to make the beta version even better before the Style Manual goes live later in 2020.