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News, 20 September 2019

Today, Chair of the independent panel, David Thodey AO, submitted the final report of the review of the APS, through PM&C Secretary, Mr Phil Gaetjens.

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News, 6 September 2019

This review is the largest of its kind in 40 years – it is important to get it right.

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News, 20 August 2019

"It's been a big undertaking. And it's been a fair dinkum effort", said the Prime Minister.

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News, 27 June 2019

Robert Garran loved poetry and had a gift for languages. As a young lawyer in his mid-30s, he also drafted Australia’s constitution.   

As we shape the future of the service, this is a story of its foundations.

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News, 14 May 2019

The review joined the heads and deputy heads of public service organisations to talk about change in the Australian public service.

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News, 14 May 2019

We asked you to test the changes we’re suggesting for the Australian public service. Here’s a summary of what you told us.

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News, 17 April 2019

With 30 years of public service, we asked panel member Dr Gordon de Brouwer to share his insights on Australia’s public service.

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News, 17 April 2019

As we finalise recommendations, our panel is not only considering the shape of individual changes, they are also thinking about how to influence lasting change.

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News, 9 April 2019

To hear from more than 1,000 people working in the Australian public service, we've visited 10 cities around the country over the last 2 months.

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News, 6 April 2019

In an interview with ABC Radio National’s Saturday Extra program, Chair David Thodey answers questions on public service purpose, conditions, independence, transparency and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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News, 28 March 2019

In an interview with The Mandarin, panel member Belinda Hutchinson talked about engaging both sides of Parliament, the timing of this review, the role of the public service and where it intersects with politics.

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News, 25 March 2019

In an interview for the Sydney Morning Herald, panel member Glyn Davis touches on how leaders are hired and fired, relationships with Ministers and the use of consultants. 

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News, 21 March 2019

In a media briefing on the review’s priorities for change, Chair David Thodey talks about public service pay, staffing, integrity, the appointment of leaders and who they serve. 

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News, 19 March 2019

A trusted APS, united in serving all Australians.

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Media release, 19 March 2019

Today, the independent panel tasked with reviewing the Australian Public Service to be fit-for-purpose in the coming decades, has asked for feedback on its priorities for change.

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Speech, 19 March 2019

Speaking at an event hosted by the Institute of Public Administration Australia’s ACT division, David summarised the areas for work and specific initiatives the review considers most important.

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News, 22 February 2019

We asked panel member and Sydney University Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson to share her thoughts on this review and the Australian public service.

As custodian of another heritage institution with a track record in business, the not for profit sector and philanthropy, Belinda brings an important perspective to this work.

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News, 20 December 2018

We have been enormously impressed by the deep spirit of service across your people and organisations. Read our recap of 2018 and what to expect in 2019.

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News, 19 December 2018

The review is drawing on a wide range of evidence to inform and shape its thinking.

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Speech, 18 December 2018

In an end-of-year address to the Australian public service, the Secretary of Prime Minister and Cabinet talked about trust, confidence, change and this review.

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News, 11 December 2018

Most organisations would love to have our sense of purpose, says panel member Maile Carnegie. Read her observations on this review and the public service itself.

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News, 11 December 2018

People value the public service, want it to succeed and often refer to it's work with the people who are most in need of support. More from our workshops.

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News, 7 December 2018

Help this review to explore issues and test our thinking. Because in testing it, that’s how we’ll find good recommendations. 

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News, 30 November 2018

We commissioned research to understand which megatrends will have the biggest impact on the future of the Australian public service.

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News, 26 November 2018

Panel member Alison Watkins shares her observations of the public service and some of the similarities and differences she’s found to her own organisation. 

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Speech, 26 November 2018

At an event for future leaders, the head of our secretariat reflected on his career and public sector reform. A useful recap of our vision and possible recommendations so far.

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News, 8 November 2018

The Canberra Times quotes David Thodey’s comments on the likely shape of recommendations and his call for big, bold ideas.

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News, 7 November 2018

Public sector outlet, The Mandarin, summarises a 5 point vision for the future of Australia’s public service.

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Speech, 7 November 2018

Our Chair David Thodey gave an update on the review, how we think about the future, the vision we’re pursuing for the public service in 2030 and our next stage of engagement.

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News, 19 October 2018

Panel member Professor Glyn Davis reflected on what the review is hearing as part of this podcast with the Asia and the Pacific Policy Society

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Speech, 10 October 2018

The Minister for Finance and the Public Service provided the keynote address at the APSwide conference, including reflections on the Australian public service review.

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Speech, 10 October 2018

The Australian Public Service Commissioner spoke about the future of the public service, including this review, in his first major speech.

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Speech, 27 September 2018

On Thursday 27 September, panel member Gordon de Brouwer responded to David Thodey’s memorial research lecture A tale of 2 reviews. This response addresses the review of the governance Act.

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News, 27 September 2018

Review Chair David Thodey speaks about the aim of the review and the range of work done by Australian public servants.  

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News, 27 September 2018

Read about this core function of the public service in our interview with panel member Glyn Davis. Glyn explains why he joined the review and shares his thoughts on capability. 

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Speech, 27 September 2018

Our Chair David Thodey talked leadership, risk, setting objectives and transparency in his latest speech on 2 public sector reviews.

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News, 17 August 2018

Over the next few months, this review will be hosting face-to-face workshops to explore issues, spark ideas and test our thinking.

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Speech, 15 August 2018

On Wednesday 15 August, the Chair of the Australian Public Service review David Thodey delivered this speech at a dinner for the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ conference on the public sector in modern society.

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Speech, 9 August 2018

The Shadow Minister for the public service gave comments on the Australian public service review in a recent speech.

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Panel statement, 1 August 2018

I wish to extend my appreciation to everyone who contributed through the submissions process for the APS Review. 

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Media release, 12 July 2018

The Minister responsible for the public service welcomed our Chair’s David Thodey’s announcement of a reference group of national and international experts.

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Panel statement, 11 July 2018

Panel Chair David Thodey announced our 2 week extension, the upload of our first batch of submissions and a new reference group for the review.

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News, 3 July 2018

Panel Chair David Thodey's interview with a public sector news outlet covered a range of topics.

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Speech, 3 July 2018

In his innovation-themed speech, the head of the Australian public service announced a regular national survey of citizens and spoke a little about our review.

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News, 2 July 2018

Panel Chair David Thodey spoke with the Canberra Times about looking ahead for the public service.

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Panel statement, 4 June 2018

As Chair of our panel, David Thodey encourages everyone to take part in the APS Review public consultation.

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Media release, 4 June 2018

The Minister responsible for the public service supported the panel's open call for submissions.

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News, 4 May 2018

20 heads of public service organisations have written to all members of the Australian public service in support of the Prime Minister's announcement of the APS Review.

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Media release, 4 May 2018

The government has announced an independent review of the Australian public service.