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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

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, 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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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News, 2 July 2018

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

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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.