Informing Policy Development: The Importance of Engaging Early

Join IPAA for a breakfast discussion about communications and policy design.

IPAA will host an event that will highlight and discuss the importance of considering communication and stakeholder engagement strategies as a part of the policy development process, to ensure a better chance of effective policy delivery. While corporate communications play an important and necessary role, there is also a need for broader communications capability as part of good policy design skills; taking into account citizen engagement, user-centred design, behavioural insights and social licence.

We are pleased to welcome an opening address by Mike Mrdak AO, the Secretary of the Department of Communication and the Arts. This will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by Michael Manthorpe PSM, Commonwealth Ombudsman, with representatives from across the public sector.

Mike Mrdak AO (Opening Address)
Department of Communications and the Arts

Natalie Howson (Panel)
Education Directorate, ACT Government

Mary Ann O’Loughlin AM (Panel)
Deputy Secretary
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Pauline Sullivan (Panel)
First Assistant Secretary
Department of Communications and the Arts

Michael Manthorpe PSM (Host)
Commonwealth Ombudsman
Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman

Online bookings have closed - if you wish to attend this event please contact the IPAA office on (02) 6154 9800. 

Event Details

Event Date Thursday 2 May 2019
Arrival Time 7:15 AM AEDT
Formalities 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM AEDT
Members Price $100
Non-Members Price $200
Venue Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive


Contact IPAA

ABN: 24 656 727 375
Phone: (02) 6154 9800
Unit 4A, 16 National Circuit,
Barton ACT 2600

Postal Address

PO Box 4349
Kingston ACT 2604

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