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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.
We’re all in this together: IPAA adapts to new ways of working in support of Australia’s public sector
Like many organisations across Australia, IPAA is repurposing its operations to reflect a new digital-by-default working environment. You can find out what IPAA’s up to across Australia by exploring its Insights, Events and Opportunities pages, and by subscribing to IPAA’s newsletters.
A new initiative to bridge the gap between the research work of academics and the policy work of public servants has been announced by ANZSOG Dean and CEO Ken Smith.
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.