APS Disability Employment Strategy 2020-25: From intention to action

Join IPAA, the Australian Public Service Commission and the Department of Social Services to launch the new Australian Public Service (APS) Disability Employment Strategy 2020-25.

David Fredericks PSM, Secretary of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and Chair of the APS Disability Champions Network will Chair this important event, featuring a keynote address from Dr Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

A panel discussion will follow, examining the Strategy and what it means for the APS and those with lived experience with disability - including challenges, barriers and opportunities for a career within the APS.

David Fredericks PSM (MC)
Secretary, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Chair, APS Disability Champions Network

Dr Ben Gauntlett (Keynote)
Disability Discrimination Commissioner
Australian Human Rights Commission

Daniel Savage (Panellist Chair)
Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Department of Social Services

Fiona Thornton (Panellist)
Director, People and Culture Division
Department of Home Affairs

Abby Meyer (Panellist)
Service Delivery - Early Debt Intervention
Australian Taxation Office

Nathan Hannigan MAHRI (Panellist)
General Manager, People
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Peter Woolcott AO
Australian Public Service Commission
Kathryn Campbell AO CSC
Department of Social Services


This event will be streamed through the GovTEAMS (Microsoft Teams) platform. Please note: GovTEAMS is accessible to the general public via a web browser.

JOINING THE EVENT: Here are instructions on how to join the event via your mobile or computer

Event Details

Event Date Thursday 3 December 2020
Formalities 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM AEDT
Venue Online Event
Register Here


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