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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.

IPAA and Wiley cement relationship with new publishers’ agreement

IPAA and Wiley cement relationship with new publishers’ agreement

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.

Governor-General celebrates IPAA Anniversary with those “who helped shape Australia”

Governor-General celebrates IPAA Anniversary with those “who helped shape Australia”

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.

IPAA to commemorate 40 years of service to members

IPAA to commemorate 40 years of service to members

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.

Alexander Lau: some lessons from Singapore in building public service innovation

Alexander Lau: some lessons from Singapore in building public service innovation

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.