IPAA National President’s address at the 2018 IPAA National Conference

Professor Peter Shergold AC, IPAA National President, delivered a keynote address at the 2018 IPAA National Conference, held in Melbourne and hosted by IPAA Victoria, on 17 October 2018.

His address —Australia’s Public Sector: Fit for Purpose? Fit for Future — drew on the responses of IPAA members from all jurisdictions to an online survey designed to test the pulse of the Australian public sectors. The survey was conducted as part of the IPAA National Event Series, a series of forums held across Australia in August 2018 to examine and debate the challenges and opportunities facing public purpose work in an ever-changing landscape. To see what the Australian IPAA community said and Professor Shergold’s remarks, click here.

As part of this national conversation, the IPAA Queensland forum – Queensland’s Public Sector: Fit for Purpose? Fit for Future – was held on 21 August in partnership with Deloitte. Professor Shergold delivered the keynote address focusing on rebuilding trust in public purpose. The forum also featured a distinguished panel of speakers: Adele Young, Chief Executive, Townsville City Council; Robert Setter, IPAA Queensland President and Public Service Commission Chief Executive; and Kate Tully, Chair, Queensland Council of Social Services. Dr Pradeep Philip, Partner, Deloitte, moderated the discussion. Over 100 individuals attended the forum and engaged in a lively discussion on the future of public purpose work from the perspectives of local, state and federal government and the community and industry sectors.