Work With Purpose

Monday July 6, 2020

Food for thought with Ray Griggs AO CSC and Letitia Hope

The Australian Public Service (APS) is playing an important role in delivering the Australian Government’s response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Across all areas and levels of the APS, action is being taken to implement the policies to support the Australian community.

In this episode we speak with the leaders of the National Indigenous Australians Agency, Chief Executive Officer Ray Griggs AO CSC, and Deputy Chief Executive Officer Letitia Hope. We explore the decisions, partnerships and networks that were deployed to keep the people in, and the virus out, of our most remote communities.

Discussed in this episode:

  • The unique value proposition Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to the APS .
  • Creating the space to have conversations about values and behaviours.
  • Keeping COVID-19 out of remote Aboriginal communities.
  • The importance of food security.
  • Reinforcing the value of NIAA’s regional teams.
  • How to get involved in the reconciliation journey

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  • Ray Griggs AO CSC image
    Ray Griggs AO CSC

    Chief Executive Officer of the National Indigenous Australians Agency

  • Letitia Hope image
    Letitia Hope

    IPAA ACT Board Member, Deputy President, and Councillor
    Deputy Secretary
    Department of Social Services

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