(L-R: Liz Cosson AM CSC, Dr Michele Bruniges AM, Rosemary Huxtable PSM, Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, Philip Gaetjens, Martin Hoffman, Rebecca Skinner PSM, Peter Woolcott AO, Rob Stefanic, Katherine Jones PSM, Chris Fechner, Justin Hayhurst)
IPAA ACT, in partnership with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) and the Australian Public Service Commission, presented the 2021 Annual Address to the APS: What Does Australia Need from the APS in 2022? at Hotel Realm on 8 December 2021.
Philip Gaetjens, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Peter Woolcott AO, Australian Public Service Commissioner, and Letitia Hope, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Indigenous Australians Agency, reflected on what the APS achieved in 2021 and how it can work together to deliver what Australia needs from the APS in 2022. The event was opened by a Welcome to Country from Aunty Jude Barlow, Director People Services at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and was chaired by Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, President of IPAA ACT and Secretary of the Treasury.
The event featured a video, produced by the APS Reform office at PM&C, showcasing APS staff from across the country and across the service reflecting on what 'One APS' means to them. Watch the video here.