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Some of Australia’s best legal minds were brought to bear on an topic of free speech at work in a recent webinar hosted by the ANU College of Law as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations.
Dr Jo Cribb — one of the youngest people ever appointed as a chief executive in the New Zealand public service — will be presenting a new three-part ANZSOG webinar series, ‘Leading People Through Disruption’, starting 25 August 2020.
Catherine Althaus has written an excellent paper on the contribution that Indigenous evidence and knowledges can make to public administration in the fields of engagement, sustainability, and policy innovation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘The COVID-19 crisis could be a shift point in the Canberra view that effective government in Australia requires the inexorable takeover, even by stealth, of state responsibilities by the Commonwealth,’ said Gordon de Brouwer recently.
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.
The recent publication of a study of innovative work behaviour in a large Australian public sector organisation has practical implications for public administrators.
ANZSOG has launched a new series to feature the best research and thinking on crisis leadership. The series will explore crisis management, leadership and communication and put global expertise in the hands of public managers in Australia and New Zealand.