Institute of Public Administration Australia ACT (IPAA) is committed to protecting the privacy of information collected about its members and clients. IPAA collects information as required in order to administer and manage registrations for its courses and events. If registrants do not provide all the relevant information, registrations may not be confirmed. In some cases, names and agencies will appear on a participant list distributed to participants in a course or event. Individuals who wish to access their personal information or have any queries in relation to the manner in which IPAA handles personal information, should contact IPAA ACT.
Code of Conduct
The main aim of IPAA events is to provide a platform for discussion and debate on the challenges and opportunities facing public administration. To this end, IPAA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all participants, speakers, and staff members to engage in the conversation freely without any fear of harassment.
Expected behaviour in this instance includes, but is not limited to:
Examples of unacceptable behaviour includes, but is not limited to:
The terms in this Code of Conduct are non-negotiable and continued violations will result in IPAA taking actions deemed appropriate to ensure the safety of other participants. This may include issuing a warning to the offending individual or, expelling the individual from the current and future IPAA events without refund.
Event Cancellation Policy
If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19 government restrictions, a refund will be offered for the full ticket price.
If an individual is unable to attend the event in-person due to COVID-19 government and travel restrictions, a refund will be offered for the full ticket price. Registrants may elect to attend the event virtually, in which case a partial refund of the difference in ticket price will be offered.
If an individual as part of a group booking is unable to attend for these reasons, a refund will only be offered for the individual ticket price.
If an individual is unable to attend due to reasons outside of COVID-19 government restrictions, the standard IPAA Event Cancellation Policy applies.
Event Program Changes
IPAA ACT reserves the right to change the programming, speakers or, to cancel programs if enrolment criteria is not met or, when conditions beyond its control prevail. In the event of an IPAA event being cancelled, all registrants will be notified and their full registration fee will be refunded.
Many IPAA ACT events are photographed and recorded. Images and recordings are kept by IPAA ACT and may be used for non-commercial promotional purposes including websites, publications, social media and other digital platforms. If a registrant does not agree to being recorded and photographed, please inform an IPAA representative.
Media may be present at an IPAA event. IPAA does not have complete control of media outlets and therefore may not be able to guarantee a participant’s full privacy regarding being photographed or filmed during that event. In particular, events held at Parliament House where the press gallery is involved. It is the responsibility of the registrant to ultimately judge the situation for themselves.