Past events

Thursday November 10, 2016

2016 IPAA ACT Conference

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In 2016, IPAA ACT held its annual conference on 10 November with the theme “Public Service: Thinking Big”. The conference also incorporated the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management, which were presented at a function the evening prior.

A series of video highlight packages, along with links to complete videos are provided below. Transcripts are available from the navigation bar on the right.

Evening Function – Prime Minister’s Awards (2 minutes) with speakers:

  • Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO – Cabinet Secretary, Parliament of Australia
  • Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM – Secretary, Department of the Environment and Energy
  • Carmel McGregor PSM – Chair, Prime Minister’s Awards Judging Panel

Session 1 – Thinking Big – highlights video (8 minutes) with speakers:

  • George Megalogenis – Journalist, Commentator & Author
  • Frances Adamson – Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Her Excellency Menna Rawlings CMG – High Commissioner to Australia, British High Commission
  • Dr Larry Marshall – Chief Executive, CSIRO

A complete video of Session 1 is available here.

Session 2 – Innovation – highlights video (8 minutes) with speakers:

  • Catherine Livingstone AO – President, Business Council of Australia
  • Glenys Beauchamp PSM – Secretary, Department of Industry, Innovation & Science
  • Michelle Guthrie – Managing Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

A complete video of Session 2 is available here.

Session 3 – Capability – highlights video (8 minutes) with speakers:

  • Kathy Leigh – Head of Service and Director-General, ACT Public Service
  • Finn Pratt AO PSM – Secretary, Department of Social Services
  • Professor Helen Sullivan – Director, Crawford School of Public Policy
  • Blair Comley PSM – Secretary, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

A complete video of Session 3 is available here.

Session 4 – Reflections and Summation – highlights video (8 minutes) with speakers:

  • Gordon de Brouwer PSM – Secretary, Department of the Environment and Energy
  • Virginia Haussegger AM – Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
  • Carmel McGregor PSM – Deputy President, IPAA ACT
  • George Megalogenis – Journalist, Commentator & Author


A copy of the IPAA ACT 2016 Conference Program Overview is available here.

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