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’.
The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) has recognised ten of its finest with the organisation’s highest honour, a National Fellow Award, in Darwin last night.
There was an air of anticipation amongst public sector leaders gathered to hear the valedictory address of Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on Monday night.
With a grounding in government at the state and Commonwealth levels, political scientist Professor Anne Tiernan FIPAA is exceptionally well placed to provide a practical academic perspective on public sector service delivery.
Rachel Houlbrooke will bring an international perspective on public service delivery to IPAA’s Darwin conference
If anyone can bring an international perspective to different models of public service delivery, it’s New Zealand’s Ms Rachel Houlbrooke, Deputy Chief Executive, Settlements and Takutai Moana, Office for Māori Crown Relations (Te Arawhiti).
If anyone has answers on how the public service can break down bureaucratic silos it’s Singapore design professional Mr Alexander Lau.
Yesterday the Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia, delivered a special address which laid out the direction he wants from his Government and from the Australian Public Service.
Innovation across the public sector was celebrated last night at the annual Public Sector Innovation Awards in Canberra.