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IPAA ACT, in partnership with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Australian Public Service Commission, presents the 2023 Annual Address to the APS. 

After a year that saw several shocks and challenges, what will the future of public service look like? Join us to hear from Professor Glyn Davis AC, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, as he reflects on the year that was and the changes underway in the public service. Secretary Davis will consider how service delivery has shifted over time, focusing on the contracting out of public services, the results of recent roundtable discussions with experts from across government, industry and academia, and new approaches that challenge us to think about how we deliver better services for people.

Professor Davis will deliver his keynote together with Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, Australian Public Service Commissioner who will close the event. 

Katherine Jones, Secretary, Attorney-General’s Department and IPAA ACT president, will be chairing this event.  

Dr Caroline Hughes will be providing the Welcome to Country. Dr Hughes is a proud Ngunnawal woman and Executive Director, Collections Services Group at AIATSIS. 

What you will learn 

Go home with some key takeaways on 

  • benefits and challenges of outsourcing,  
  • new thinking about service delivery, and
  • how public servants deliver in line with APS values to ensure a public service that people value and trust. 

Who this event is for 

If you’re a leader in the public service looking to be inspired and gain an overview of the service’s strategic objectives, or work in the public sector and are looking to stay up to date on recent opportunities and challenges for the APS, you shouldn’t hesitate to join us. 

We’ll welcome you at Hotel Realm in the Parliamentary Triangle of Canberra for an opportunity to network and enjoy drinks and canapes. For those who cannot attend in person, we will be live-streaming the address across the country via Microsoft Teams. 

Professor Glyn Davis AC
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Katherine Jones PSM
Attorney-General’s Department
IPAA ACT President 

Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM
Australian Public Service Commissioner

Dr Caroline Hughes
Executive Director

Event Details

Event Date Tuesday 5 December 2023
Arrival Time 5:15 PM AEDT
Formalities 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM AEDT
Member - in person $121
Non member - in person $241
Venue Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit Barton
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive
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IPAA ACT acknowledges 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.

Contact IPAA

ABN: 24 656 727 375
Phone: (02) 6154 9800
Unit 4A, 16 National Circuit,
Barton ACT 2600

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PO Box 4349
Kingston ACT 2604

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