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For day-to-day reporting on the public sector and government visit The Mandarin, The Canberra Times, and PS News.

And if you want an academic’s perspective on Australian politics and society visit The Conversation.

The importance of public services in the world of COVID-19

The importance of public services in the world of COVID-19

Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, IPAA National President, recently spoke about the profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on public services across Australia, and highlighted the importance of telling the stories of public service at the state, territory and national levels.

Free Speech at Work to be Put Under the Legal Microscope

Free Speech at Work to be Put Under the Legal Microscope

IPAA will partner with the ANU College of Law in the delivery of a free webinar on ‘Free speech at work: Folau, Banerji and beyond?’ to be held on Wednesday 22 July 2020. An impressive panel will explore the issue and consider how it might be possible to reconcile employees’ speech rights with the interests of employers.

Tales from Across The Ditch: It Seems that Elephants can Dance

Tales from Across The Ditch: It Seems that Elephants can Dance

This is a story of change where the odds weren’t great, but the leadership resolute. Published in a recent issue of IPANZ’s Public Sector Journal, Karen Tregaskis shares her insights on a major change process undertaken by the New Zealand Defence Force. It showed her what was possible with a well-managed process.

Leading Victoria, from crisis to recovery | Chris Eccles AO

Leading Victoria, from crisis to recovery | Chris Eccles AO

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the ability of Australian governments to respond effectively in a rapid, coordinated, and collaborative way. In a recent interview Chris Eccles AO, Secretary of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet spoke about Victoria’s quick response to the crisis and shared his thoughts on the impact and changes to service delivery in the state.

New ‘Reimagining Government’ Webinar Series Launched

New ‘Reimagining Government’ Webinar Series Launched

A new webinar series called ‘Reimagining Government’ was launched this week by ANZSOG and global think tank the Centre for Public Impact. The six-part series aims to reimagine our models of government for the COVID-19 world and beyond.

Leadership Fundamentals: Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM

Leadership Fundamentals: Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM

Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM is one of NSW most trusted and respected public servants. As NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner he was the public face of the Government’s response to the recent horrific bushfire season. Before beginning his new role heading up Resilience NSW, Shane spoke about his personal story, his thoughts on leadership, and the importance he places on public service as part of IPAA NSW ‘In Conversation’ series.