The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management encouraged and recognised better practice and innovation in all levels of Government in Australia (Commonwealth, State/Territory and Local Government). They honoured the achievements of public sector work groups, units and teams, rather than individuals, focused on specific initiatives and were based on organisations demonstrating success against four criteria.

Last held in 2019, the Awards ran for 19 years, and were based on the IPAA Excellence in Public Sector Management Model, including:

  • Sustainable Excellence in Public Sector Management – Gold, Silver and Commended;
  • ​Collaboration (awarded at the judges’ discretion) – joint nominations between two or more agencies or across levels of government involving high performing initiatives; and
  • People and Change Management (awarded at the judges’ discretion) – initiatives involving highly effective approaches to people management and change management.

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