Address to the Australian Public Service

An address by the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

IPAA will partner with the Australian Public Service Commission to deliver an end of year event for the Australian Public Service (APS). 

The event will include the annual 'Address to the APS' by Philip Gaetjens, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The address will be followed by a panel discussion with Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dr Michele Bruniges AM, Secretary of the Department of Education and David Fredericks, Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy.

The event will be chaired by Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, Secretary of the Treasury and IPAA ACT President. Peter Woolcott AO, Australian Public Service Commissioner will provide a vote of thanks. 

Light refreshments will be provided after the conclusion of the formalities and guests are encouraged to stay and network with colleagues.

Philip Gaetjens (Keynote)
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Dr Steven Kennedy PSM (Host)
Secretary, The Treasury
IPAA ACT President

Frances Adamson (Secretary Panel)
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Dr Michele Bruniges AM (Secretary Panel)
Department of Education

David Fredericks (Secretary Panel)
Department of the Environment and Energy

Peter Woolcott AO (Closing Remarks)
Australian Public Service Commission

Online registrations for this event have now closed, however limited places are still available. Please contact IPAA if you would like to purchase a ticket. 

‚ÄčThis event is delivered in partnership with the Australian Public Service Commission.


Event Details

Event Date Thursday 5 December 2019
Arrival Time 5:15 PM AEDT
Formalities 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM AEDT
Networking 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM AEDT
Members Price $100
Non-Members Price $200
Venue Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive


IPAA ACT acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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Phone: (02) 6154 9800
Unit 4A, 16 National Circuit,
Barton ACT 2600

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Kingston ACT 2604

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