Annual Address to the Australian Public Service

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

IPAA will partner with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 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 Professor Brendan Murphy, Secretary of the Department of Health, Rebecca Skinner, Chief Executive Officer of Services Australia and Katherine Jones PSM, Associate Secretary at the Department of Defence.

The event will be chaired by Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, Secretary of the Treasury and IPAA ACT President.

This is a hybrid event, delivered in-person at Hotel Realm in Canberra and live-streamed across Australia through the GovTEAMS (Microsoft Teams) platform. Please note: GovTEAMS is accessible to the general public via a web browser.

COVID-19 Safety Plan: the in-person event will be delivered in accordance with ACT Government safety regulations and physical distancing protocols. In line with ACT Government health advice, please do not attend an IPAA ACT event if you visited a COVID-19 hotspot 14 days prior to the event.

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

Professor Brendan Murphy (Panellist)
Department of Health

Rebecca Skinner (Panellist)
Chief Executive Officer
Services Australia

Katherine Jones PSM (Panellist)
Associate Secretary
Department of Defence

Peter Woolcott AO (Closing Remarks)
Australian Public Service Commissioner
Australian Public Service Commission

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

Registrations for the in-person event have now reached capacity. Please contact the IPAA team here if you wish to be placed on the waitlist. Registrations for the live-stream are still available. 

Event Details

Event Date Tuesday 15 December 2020
Formalities 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM AEDT
Members Price $0
Venue Online
Register Here


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