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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.

Academics ask: Is gender really on anyone’s agenda?

Academics ask: Is gender really on anyone’s agenda?

The December 2019 issue of The Australian Journal of Public Administration published a ‘controversy’ by two academics who examined submissions made to the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service to assess whether, and how, organisations had considered gender equality.

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.

De Brouwer to take the reins as IPAA’s National President

De Brouwer to take the reins as IPAA’s National President

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.