Connecting with IPAA Queensland is perfect for professionals in the midst of their career seeking to broaden their horizons, enhance their skills, and open up new professional opportunities. Through our strong relationships with local, state and federal government, academics and leaders from industry and community organisations, IPAA is uniquely positioned to connect you with the relevant information, people, and opportunities you need during this stage of your career journey.

What membership type is best for me?

We recommend Full Membership for Professionals.  Being a full member offers a range of benefits.  You will receive discounted tickets to events and access to the latest thought leadership on public purpose topics.  Find out more here.

EVEnts and resources

For ease, we have sourced and compiled a range of events and resources most relevant to you. Please take your time to browse our recent blog and thought leadership pieces and register for any upcoming events that spark your interest. If there’s anything you’d like to see here, please get in touch with us as we are regularly creating new content and evolving our events program.


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Purpose Matters

On the 8th August 2019, Robert Setter, IPAA Queensland President took to the stage to present his opening address at the Annual Forum: ‘Delivering Public Purpose Work in the Next Economy’. Below is a summary of his address, where he tackled the importance of purpose, and how collective action is needed in order to meet

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Rebranding the unpaid contribution of women

At the 2018 Irene Longman Oration, Professor Fine presented in great detail why there needs to be a change in the dialogue and action around diversity and inclusion. Moving away from the business case argument, away from the purely economic or legal foundation behind encouraging diverse and inclusive workplaces – towards a more just and

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What we can all learn from Irene Longman

“When I was first elected the men thought I would not be able to stand the strain and when a long night sitting was ahead, advised me not to see it out. I had to remind them that women were used to long hours and that their mothers had probably sat up all night with

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The elusive balance between work and life – how do senior leaders strike their balance?

The elusive hunt in balancing our lives at work and at home – we do our best. We all have interests, responsibilities, commitments both at home and at work – so how can we fit everything in and maintain healthy relationships and positive wellbeing? There are only 24 hours in every day, so what are

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What are members saying?

A lot of people join Government because they want to make a difference to the community and IPAA can help in improving that difference we make.

Heidi Bushnell, Professional
Queensland Government

The experiences are amazing, and the relationships and the people you meet are incredible.

Dave Stewart, Executive
Queensland Government

IPAA provides a fantastic meeting place.  There aren’t many forums where you can bring together a really diverse group of stakeholders and talk about really topical issues.  IPAA does this really well.

Michael Hiller, Queensland Chairman

It is great to see IPAA thriving, bringing in so many people, the calibre of the people you meet is priceless.  I recommend everyone get involved and join in.

Fahim Khondaker, Professional

The forums, exceptional presentations –  it is learning in a relaxed way that you don’t see in other institutions.  I am very glad that IPAA is back in Queensland.

Katarina Carroll, Commissioner