Commitment to connection, Sarah Richards July 2021
IPAA ACT with the support of the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) and the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) held a Hackathon on 14 July 2022.
Hackathons bring together diverse groups with a range of expertise and experience and use time-constrained and collaborative processes to develop innovative and implementable solutions to an identified challenge. IPAA ACT worked with the APSC and NIAA to engage First Nations people working in the public service to participate in this Hackathon, which brought together 64 First Nation and non-First Nation participants, including facilitators and scribes, to develop practical and implementable ways of improving employment outcomes for First Nations working people in the public service. It was held as part of IPAA ACT’s contribution to NAIDOC Week 2022. Participants were recruited via Indigenous Employee Networks and internal diversity and inclusion mailing lists.
Recommendations from the Hackathon will be shared with decision makers and senior leaders from the APSC, the Chief Operating Officers Committee in the APS, and the Head of the ACT Public Service.
Storyboards (Illustrations by Digital Storytellers)
Video - the opening video from Jody Broun, CEO of the National Indigenous Australians Agency, is below or can be viewed on the IPAA ACT Vimeo channel