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.
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.
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.
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.
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.