Work with Purpose | Fighting crime during COVID-19

Join us for the next Work with Purpose episode with Reece Kershaw APM, Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, and Michael Outram APM, Commissioner of the Australian Border Force.

Unity of purpose has been a fundamental characteristic of Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While our medical experts have been looking to subdue the virus, our crime fighting experts have been working hard to minimze the impact of criminals in Australia and from overseas.

During the episode we sit down with Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, Reece Kershaw APM, and Commissioner of the Australian Border Force, Michael Outram APM. Discussed in this episode:

  • How Australians have responded to the challenge of the pandemic. 
  • Protecting staff.
  • Closing international and regional borders.
  • Preparing for upcoming pressures in a post COVID-19 environment.
  • The increase of crime during the pandemic. 

Reece Kershaw APM (guest)
Australian Federal Police

Michael Outram APM (guest)
Australian Border Force

David Pembroke (host)
Founder and CEO

Date: Tuesday 2 June
Time: 8.00am

The podcast will be available here on the IPAA website, or on your podcast app.


The Australian Public Service (APS) is playing a critical role in delivering the Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each week on ‘Work with Purpose’ we talk to key individuals, from inside and outside the APS, who are leading the response and implementing the policies to support the Australian community. 

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