On Thursday 23 June 2022, IPAA hosted the inaugural Frances Adamson Oration, to mark United Nations Public Service Day.

Inaugurated in 2003, and held on 23 June each year, United Nations Public Service Day celebrates the value and virtue of public service to the community. It also honours contributions made to the cause of enhancing the role, prestige and visibility of public service. In recognition of the significance of this date, IPAA has established an oration, to be delivered each year by a person of great importance to progressing the value of public service.

The inaugural Oration, supported by Boston Consulting Group, was delivered by Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, who reflected on and celebrated the critical role played by the public service and the institutional and individual integrity, resilience, and challenges in the service.

Her Excellency’s Oration was followed by a panel conversation facilitated by Michelle Grattan AO, Political Editor at The Conversation with panellists Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, Secretary of the Treasury, Professor Renée Leon PSM, Vice Chancellor and President of Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, and Deanne Allan, Director, Counter Fraud Policy and Evidence, Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre at the Attorney-General’s Department. Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, IPAA National President, hosted the event and Bailey Hand, Partner at Boston Consulting Group, delivered the Vote of Thanks.

Transcript – a copy of the transcript will be made available shortly.
Video – a video of the event is below or can be viewed on the IPAA ACT Vimeo channel.

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