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
Registrants that are no longer able to attend an IPAA event must advise IPAA ACT in writing at least five working days prior to the event. Refunds will not be granted to registrants that cancel their ticket/s within five working days out from an event and will still be required to pay the full invoice.
Substitute nominees are welcome and encouraged to attend as a replacement. The replacement’s details must be provided to IPAA ACT a minimum of one full business day in advance of the event. Changes made with less than 24 hours’ notice cannot be guaranteed. If a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full ticket fee will be payable.
Refunds will not be given to registrants who do not attend the event. The total invoice is still payable.
Registrants should check that they are a corporate member before registering for an event. In the event they have selected the wrong membership, a refund may not be available if the event has been fully subscribed.
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.