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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Minister for Finance and the Public Service provided the keynote address at the APSwide conference, including reflections on the Australian public service review.
The Australian Public Service Commissioner spoke about the future of the public service, including this review, in his first major speech.
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.
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.
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.
The Minister responsible for the public service welcomed our Chair’s David Thodey’s announcement of a reference group of national and international experts.
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.
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.