2019 Public Sector Innovation Award Winners


(above: the Innovation Award trophies developed by Questacon)


Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Public Sector Innovation Awards, which were announced at an awards ceremony at the Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre on 31 July 2019. The event was hosted by Elizabeth Kelly PSM, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science with remarks from Professor Graham Durant AM, Questacon Director, Dr Heather Smith PSM, Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and Sarah Phillips, Partner of EY Canberra. The awards were presented by Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Video - a highlights video from the ceremony is available below or on IPAA's website and highlights from the Innovation Pitch on 23 July are available here.
Photos - a selection of event photos are available below, please contact IPAA for high resolution copies.

Winner: Category 1 - Citizen-Centred Innovation
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
Innovation in Anti-Doping

A world-first approach to connecting with athletes using a virtual reality doping control experience and a Clean Sport app as a ‘one stop shop’ for anti-doping education.


(above: Lex Cooper from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, winners of the 'Citizen-Centred Innovation' award, with Elizabeth Kelly PSM and Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM)

Winner: Category 2 - Culture and Capability
Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority
IPEA-ED: An Innovative Approach to Building Capability in Parliamentarians and their Staff

A dedicated mobile platform including supporting materials and video content, providing easy-access education anywhere, anytime for parliamentarians and their staff on their obligations when spending public funds.


(above: the team from IPEA, winners of the 'Culture and Capability' award, with Elizabeth Kelly PSM and Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM)

Winner: Category 3 - Digital and Data
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Post-In-A-Box Initiative

A secure diplomatic network communications capability to meet the challenges of deploying into crisis situations quickly and effectively.


(above: the team from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, winners of the 'Digital and Data' award, with Elizabeth Kelly PSM and Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM)

Winner: Judges' Award
ACT Government 
Family Safety Hub

A co-designed innovation hub that uses human-centred design practices to create and test solutions for those affected by domestic and family violence.


(above: the ACT Government team, the Judges' Award winner, with Elizabeth Kelly PSM and Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM)

Winner: Judges' Award
Australian Taxation Office
ATO Tax Gap Research Program

The ATO tax gap research program took an innovative data driven approach to improve tax gap estimates from our large corporate groups, supporting discussion around the efficacy of the Australian taxation system.

 
(above: the Australian Taxation Office team, the Judges' Award winner, with Elizabeth Kelly PSM and Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM)

Additional Photos

Additional photos of the Awards Ceremony are provided below. Please contact IPAA if you require high resolution copies of any of the photos.

     
(above: Questacon Director Professor Graham Durant AM and event host Elizabeth Kelly PSM)

     
(above L-R: Dr Heather Smith PSM, Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, and Sarah Phillips, Judge and EY representative)


(above: Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet congratulating all award winners)


(above: L-R Elizabeth Kelly PSM, Rosemary Huxtable PSM, Dr Heather Smith PSM and Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM cutting the innovation cake)

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