Work with Purpose | 2020 Retrospective

Throughout the summer break we're replaying episodes from the 2020 Work with Purpose series.

Work with Purpose explores the important role the Australian Public Service and supporting organisations are playing in the Government’s response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The series is produced in a partnership between contentgroup and IPAA ACT, with the support of the Australian Public Service Commission.


ACIAR’s CEO, Andrew Campbell, leads an awe-inspiring discussion with ACIAR Research Program Managers: Dr Ann Fleming, Fisheries, Dr Anna Okello, Livestock Systems, and Dr Robyn Johnston, Water and Climate on some of the extraordinary projects that ACIAR are leading - in partnership with academia, industry and international governments - to improve the lives and livelihoods of developing communities across the globe, as well as back home in Australia.

Transcript - a full transcript of the podcast is available here.
Download - to listen offline or share within your organisation, an MP3 file of the podcast is available for download here.


Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, Secretary of The Treasury, and Matt Comyn, CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, are joined by Jessica Irvine, the Senior Economics Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. They discuss the decision making and design of JobKeeper and JobSeeker, why a demand-driven stimulus approach was chosen, and the differences between Australia’s and other international governments’ fiscal responses to the pandemic. Listen to the podcast or read the transcript here.
In this remarkable interview, we speak with the people and the partnership that tackled the COVID-19 health crisis in Australia - Former Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, and former Acting Secretary of the Department of Health, Caroline Edwards. You are left reassured that Australia’s 'Team Health’ - a team of hard working, intelligent public servants - pulled together to get it done when it mattered most. Listen to the podcast or read the transcript here.

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We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Event Details

Event Date Sunday 31 January 2021
Formalities 6:45 AM to 12:00 AM AEDT


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