Work with Purpose | Podcast series

The Australian Public Service (APS) is playing a critical role in delivering the Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Across all areas and levels of the APS, action is being taken to implement the policies to support the Australian community.

Each week on ‘Work with Purpose’ we talk to key individuals who are leading the response inside the APS. ‘Work with Purpose’ gives listeners a unique perspective on how the APS works and how it is responding to this once in a generation challenge. ‘Work with Purpose’ is produced in a partnership between contentgroup and IPAA ACT, with the support of the Australian Public Service Commission.


In this week’s episode we are joined by Greg Moriarty, Secretary of the Department of Defence, and General Angus Campbell AO DSC, Chief of the Australian Defence Force.

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#7: Small is Beautiful with Rebecca Cross and Katy Haire 

Rebecca Cross, the ACT Coordinator-General for the COVID-19 Response, and Katy Haire, Director-General at the ACT Education Directorate, discuss the links between public service and business, the ACT government’s priorities during the pandemic and working as one government. Listen here.
EP#6: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate with Cheryl-anne Moy

Cheryl-anne Moy, Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Oiffcer at the Department of Home Affairs, shares personal reflections and learnings from the public sector’s, and her team’s response to COVID-19. Listen here.
EP#5: Making Good Decisions in a Time of Overload with Frances Adamson

In this episode, which has been produced as both a podcast and a video, we are joined by Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. We are also joined by Holly Noble as co-host, who is Chair of IPAA's Future Leaders Committee and a Director at the Department of Finance. Listen and watch here.
EP#4: Citizens First with Kathryn Campbell AO CSC

Kathryn Campbell AO CSC, Secretary of the Department of Social Services, shares insights on managing the massive workforce surge and how being part of the COVID-19 response will benefit the public sector in the future. Listen here.
EP#3: The New Normal with Elizabeth Kelly PSM

Elizabeth Kelly PSM, Deputy Secretary at the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, provides recent cross-agency case studies that resolve complex COVID-related challenges and discusses what the “new normal” may look like after the pandemic. Listen here.
EP#2: Relationships Matter with Andrew Metcalfe AO

Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Andrew Metcalfe AO, provides his COVID-19 response insights, including collaboration with industry and the inspiration he gets every day from working with his fellow public servants on this major crisis. Listen here.
EP#1: COVID-19 response accelerating reform of the Australian Public Service with Peter Woolcott AO and Katherine Jones PSM

APS Commissioner Peter Woolcott AO and Katherine Jones PSM, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Finance, reflect on their respective roles during the COVID-19 response. Listen here.

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