Work with Purpose | Defence - Here to help

Join us for the next Work with Purpose episode with Greg Moriarty, Secretary of the Department of Defence, and General Angus Campbell AO DCS, Chief of the Australian Defence Force.

A collaborative business model developed during the bushfire crisis held the Australian Defence Force in shaping its contribution to the COVID-19 pandemic. The central principle is, “How can we help?”. 

The vast Defence enterprise of skilled people and capability is made available to Federal, State and Territory governments, to meet their most pressing needs. From health professionals to project managers, logisticians to engineers, the ADF has made a significant contribution to Australia’s national effort. 

Discussed in the episode:

  • The Navy, Army and Air Force uniting to help fire fighters.
  • How the bushfire experience has changed the Defence Force.
  • Making the Defence enterprise available to government departments.
  • Being flexible and using resources in new and innovative ways. 
  • What lesson Secretary Moriarty and General Campbell have learned from the pandemic. 
  • Mobilising the Australian Defence Force. 

Greg Moriarty (guest)
Department of Defence

General Angus Campbell AO DSC (host)
Chief of the Australian Defence Force

David Pembroke (host)
Founder and CEO

Date: Monday 25 May
Time: 4.15pm

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