Quit the Red Tape Habit

Following the Belcher review, we discuss the challenges associated with internal red tape reduction.

Quit the Red Tape Habit: The Ultimate Bureaucratic Challenge

The Belcher Red Tape Review, conducted by Ms Barbara Belcher and presented to the Secretaries Board in October 2015, provides a strong basis for the implementation of internal red tape reduction reforms in the Australian Public Service.

At this unique IPAA event we will hear from a panel of speakers about progress on the implementation of internal red tape reduction reforms. Included in the discussion will be current examples of success from the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, along with broader commentary from the Department of Finance and the Australian Public Service Commission.

Our format will include a facilitated discussion with strong audience engagement, followed by a networking morning tea where speakers will be available for further discussion.

The session will focus on informing and connecting a new network of like-minded government officers who want to see change and innovation in the APS and help make it happen. 

Chair - Virginia Haussegger
Journalist and Commentator
Speaker - Dr Stein Helgeby
Deputy Secretary, Department of Finance
Speaker - Sue Sinclair
Deputy Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office
Speaker - Louise Hand
First Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Summation - Stephanie Foster
Deputy Commissioner, Australian Public Service Commission
IPAA - Brendan Sargeant
Associate Secretary, Department of Defence

This event will be filmed and a highlights package made available on the IPAA and Finance websites in the weeks following the event. 

Online bookings for this event have now closed. 

Event Details

Event Date Tuesday 22 March 2016
Formalities 8:45 AM to 11:00 AM AEDT
Venue National Portrait Gallery, Parkes


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