Work with Purpose | Podcast series

Welcome to 2021 Work with Purpose series, with the latest episode featured below. Work with Purpose explores the important role the Australian Public Service and supporting organisations are playing in the Government’s response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and priorities for the future. The series is produced in a partnership between contentgroup and IPAA ACT, with the support of the Australian Public Service Commission


The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is implementing a program to deliver individualised, self-directed care packages to over a half a million Australians. As life in the Australian Public Service continues to move at a rapid pace delivering the priorities of the Government, the increasing influence of digital technology and data to bring value for citizens has never been more important. At the heart of this transformation is the mission to make the lives of Australians simpler, safer and better. NDIA embraces this mission and transformation in their work. In this episode we're joined by Martin Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer of the National Disability Insurance Agency and former President of IPAA NSW.

Transcript - a full transcript of the podcast is available here.
Download - to listen offline or share within your organisation, an MP3 file of the podcast is available for download here.


EP#35: Collecting and Protecting Australia's Memories

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of being able to find, access, analyse, and share trusted and reliable digital information in a timely and responsive manner. In this episode, we’re joined by David Fricker, the Director-General of the National Archives of Australia, who speaks about how the National Archives is protecting Australia's memory by ensuring that the government's most important records are documented. Listen to the podcast and read the transcript here.
EP#34: Supporting Mental Health in a Crisis

In this episode we're joined by Andrew Colvin APM OAM, National Coordinator of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency, and Christine Morgan, CEO of the National Mental Health Commission and the National Suicide Prevention Adviser to the Prime Minister, who are delivering suport to the Australian people as they deal with the ramifications of the bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to the podcast and read the transcript here.
SPECIAL EDITION: Why the APS Professions are important to the sector and to Australia

In this special edition we dive into the APS Professional Streams, and are joined by Jacqui Curtis, Head of the HR Profession, Randall Brugeaud, Head of the Digital Profession and Dr David Gruen, Head of the Data Profession. Our guests, as the Heads of Profession, are responsible for capability uplift in their areas of focus drawing on international best practice. Listen to the podcast, watch the video and read the transcript here.
EP#33: Flexible Responders | Taskforce Toolkit and the APS Mobility Framework

This episode features experienced taskforce leaders Simon Duggan, Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Patrick Hetherington, First Assistant Commissioner at the Australian Public Service Commission. Listen to the podcast and read the transcript here.
EP#32: 'A Rising Threat: Cyber Security in the APS' with Hamish Hansford | 1 February 2021

In this episode we are joined by Hamish Hansford, First Assistant Secretary of the Cyber, Digital and Technology Policy Division at the Department of Home Affairs, who talks about the future of cyber threats in Australia and what the Government, and all Australians, must do to be prepared. Listen to the podcast and read the transcript here.

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