IPAA Victoria presents Public Sector Perspectives, a podcast featuring conversation with incredible people highlighting the interesting work in government and across the Victorian Public Sector.
Public Sector Perspectives Episode 18: Embracing digital services in Government amidst a pandemic
Many organisations this year have been required to respond and adapt to the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19. Especially in their approach to the digitalisation of their services. In this episode of Public Sector Perspectives, we look at embracing digital services in government amidst a global pandemic with Joanne de Morton, Chief Executive Officer, Service Victoria. How Service Victoria has modernised its digital operations to be at the forefront of innovation and as a result has established greater trust in government through these everyday interactions.
Public Sector Perspectives Episode 17: NAIDOC Week with Elly Patira
To mark NAIDOC WEEK 2020 and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in this special episode of Public Sector Perspectives we are joined by Elly Patira, Executive Director, Treaty, Aboriginal Affairs Policy, Aboriginal COVID-19 Taskforce for the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Elly describes how Aboriginal communities in Victoria stopped the spread of COVID-19 through cultural and community-led action. Meanwhile, in the switch to working from home, there have also been surprising outcomes for engagement in the Treaty process.
Public Sector Perspectives Episode 16: Moving to remote learning with Elizabeth Wilson.
2020 has put enormous stress on public servants. In this episode of Public Sector Perspectives, we look at how the Department of Education and Training responded to the challenges of COVID-19 and why their CIO, Elizabeth Wilson believes the term ‘transformation’ can have an adverse reaction. To encourage small incremental changes that in turn optimises the experience people have with the public service we need to rethink our approach to digital transformation.
Public Sector Perspectives Episode 15: Reflecting on the Community you Serve with Bonnie Cavanagh
One of the challenges facing all long term public sector institutions is renewal – bringing in new people with new ideas and building and rebuilding a sector that better reflects the community it serves. In today’s episode of Public Sector Perspectives, we talk to someone who epitomises that renewal, Bonnie Cavanagh is a Program Manager in the Media and Corporate Communications Unit in Victoria Police. She has worked at Victoria Police for more than 12 years, starting off as forensic officer - providing frontline forensic technical expertise - and then moving into senior policy, project program management positions. Bonnie is also a proud Taungurung woman and won IPAA Victoria’s Young Indigenous Leader Scholarship in 2018. Bonnie has some unique insights into the work of the public sector, how it can better reflect the community it serves and how it can attract young people who bring new ideas and new perspectives.
Public Sector Perspectives Episode 14: An insight into econometrics and COVID-19 with Emma Grey
In this episode of Public Sector Perspectives, we hear from Emma Grey, Manager of Macroeconomic Policy & Forecasting at Deloitte Access Economics, who discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on the social economic structure in Victoria from the lens of a young professional.
As Victoria looks to start navigating its way to ‘COVID-19 normal’, the roadmap to reopening turns our attention towards the state of the economy. It’s difficult to fully measure what has been lost both economically and socially and so with this comes the challenge to capture the data and assist Victorians to move forward.
Public Sector Perspectives Episode 13: Beyond the virus, with Dr Sandro Demaio, CEO, VicHealth
VicHealth was a world-leading example of public sector innovation when it was established in 1987, for more than 30 years it has supported and promoted new ways of improving public health. In this episode of Public Sector Perspectives, we speak to Dr Sandro Demaio, the CEO of VicHealth, about how COVID-19 is reshaping the work of one of Australia’s most influential public health organisations.