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Readership and circulation numbers for the Australian Journal of Public Administration grew strongly in 2019, with over 200,000 article downloads achieved for the first time in its publication history.
With coronavirus bringing massive challenges and great turbulence to public sector work around the globe, the recent publication of a New Zealand research paper on paradoxical leadership and its contribution to employee resilience could not be more timely.
Late last year IPAA National and Wiley signed a new publishers’ agreement that will ensure the sustainability of the Australian Journal of Public Administration for the next six years. While this is good news for the journal’s sustainability it does spell an end to the printed copy of the journal starting with the March 2020 digital-only issue.
On a balmy Canberra evening, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Rtd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, were greeted at the steps of Old Parliament House before joining an assembly of distinguished Australians to celebrate IPAA’s 40th Anniversary as an independent national organisation.
The Institute of Public Administration Australia has quietly reached a historic milestone — its 40th Anniversary as an independent national organisation — which will be celebrated at a function on 18 February 2020 at the Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House.
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.
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.
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.