Work with Purpose | Episode #21 | 31 August 2020


As the heart of the Australian democracy, Parliament is a critically important institution, with Parliament House standing proudly as the “city within a city”.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Federal Parliament staff, including security and hospitality workers, joined Services Australia, as committee rooms in Parliament House were converted to makeshift call centres.

In this week’s episode we speak with the Secretary of the Department of Parliamentary Services, Rob Stefanic, and Deputy Secretary Cate Saunders, about how their team joined in the APS whole-of-government effort to help the Australian people.

Discussed in this episode:

  • The questions being asked within the ‘Wall Room’.
  • The Parliament’s Pandemic Plan.
  • Ensuring the continuity of Parliamentary services.

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.

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