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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The global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged organisations in unprecedented ways. Most have moved past the initial reaction phase and are heavily entrenched in resilience – where the goal is to identify what will help the organisation succeed in the new normal.  In the midst of the current operating climate, knowing how to plan for ‘what’s

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International Access to Information Day – 28 September 2020

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Place rediscovered – Citizens, politics, and public purpose: ANNUAL FORUM PODCAST

The political landscape across most Western democracies has never been more turbulent, particularly so in Australia during the last 10 years. Governments are changing more frequently as are Prime Ministers and Premiers. At the federal level between 1999 and 2009, there was one change of Government and one change of Prime Minister (at the 2007

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Political trust and democracy in times of coronavirus: Is Australia still the lucky country?

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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