Institute of Public Administration Australia | Melbourne, 25-26 June

IPAA Victoria State Summit logo + imageIPAA Victoria State Summit: ‘The business of public administration & implementing change’


25–26 June 2013


Melbourne Park Function Centre, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne  Victoria   3000


The business of public administration is to deliver the services that the private sector can’t or won’t deliver to the community. But there is still much that the public sector can learn from the skills and experience of the business sector. This includes understanding that the needs and demands of customers, and the users of government services, are constantly changing. This Summit will look at how public administrators can draw on this private sector understanding, as we meet the unique obligations of the public sector.

IPAA will present the inaugural State Summit on 25th -26th June 2013. This much anticipated 2-day event is for mid level to senior public administrators from across Local, State and Commonwealth departments and agencies together with representation from organisations who work with the public sector.

Views from the outside: What do we need to change about the public service?

CPD will contribute to this panel session on the morning of 25 June, which has the subtitle, ‘Big thinkers, each with a unique view on how public administration performs, offer their prescriptions for a better public service.’


Tim Piper, Director – Victoria, Australian Industry Group

Christopher Stone, Research Director, Centre for Policy Development

Carolyn Atkins, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Council of Social Service