2020 Annual Address to the Australian Public Service

(L-R from top: David Fredericks PSM, Simon Atkinson, Rosemary Huxtable PSM, Philip Gaetjens, Professor Brendan Murphy, Liz Cosson AM CSC, Andrew Metcalf AO, Peter Woolcott AO, Chris Moraitis PSM, Dr Michele Bruniges AM, Frances Adamson, Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, Katherine Campbell AO CSC, Michael Pezzullo AO)

On Tuesday 15 December 2020, IPAA ACT, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Australian Public Service Commission hosted the 2020 Annual Address to the Australian Public Service.

Philip Gaetjens, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet delivered the keynote address. A panel discussion followed, with Professor Brendan Murphy, Secretary of the Department of Health, Rebecca Skinner, Chief Executive Officer of Services Australia, and Katherine Jones PSM, Associate Secretary of the Department of Defence. Australian Public Service Commissioner, Peter Woolcott AO, delivered the closing remarks.

The event was hosted by Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, Secretary of The Treasury and IPAA ACT President.

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet produced a video which was shown prior to the formalities, which can be viewed here.

Transcript - a transcript of the full event is available here.
Video - a video of the event, taken from the live-stream, is available below or can be viewed on IPAA’s Vimeo channel here

Photos - a selection of photos from the event are below.


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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.

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