Work with Purpose | Episode #9 | 2 June 2020


Unity of purpose has been a fundamental characteristic of Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While our medical experts have been looking to subdue the virus, our crime fighting experts have been working hard to minimise the impact of criminals in Australia and from overseas.

In this week’s episode of 'Work with Purpose', we sit down with Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, Reece Kershaw APM, and Commissioner of the Australian Border Force, Michael Outram APM. Discussed in this episode: 

  • The challenges of enforcing values and meeting community expectations. 
  • How Australians have responded to the challenge of the pandemic. 
  • Protecting staff.
  • Closing international and regional borders.
  • Preparing for upcoming pressures in a post COVID-19 environment.
  • The increase of crime during the pandemic. 

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.

Produced in partnership between

Supported by


Tier 1 corporate partners


Tier 2 corporate partners

Digital content partner

In-kind partners

IPAA ACT acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Contact IPAA

ABN: 24 656 727 375
Phone: (02) 6154 9800
Unit 4A, 16 National Circuit,
Barton ACT 2600

Postal Address

PO Box 4349
Kingston ACT 2604

Subscribe to IPAA

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive information about upcoming events, initiatives and activities.