IPAA’s annual National Conference provides a forum for debate, discussion and promotion of the public sector. It is an opportunity for those who are passionate about the public sector to engage with peers and colleagues to improve public administration in Australia. Our conferences are attended by people from within the public sector as well as those who support and study it.

In recent times, IPAA National Conferences have attracted more than 400 delegates from across the globe. The annual Garran Oration, which honours the memory of the first, and one of the greatest Commonwealth public servant, is also held as part of the Conference.  
This year’s national conference, being held in Darwin from 25-27 September 2019, will explore the theme CROSSROADS > FUTURE DIRECTIONS.

Governments in Australia and overseas are all trying to do more with less. There are high expectations from the public that we serve. Government is looking to the public service to assist with finding solutions that will enable more efficient delivery of services, particularly into regional and remote areas. This is all framed within a climate of fiscal restraint with many jurisdictions faced with decreasing revenues and an increasing expectation from the community for place-based services.

Governments are at a crossroads, and new thinking on future directions is essential in order to actually deliver the services and manage community expectations. The 2019 Institute of Public Administration (IPAA) National Conference, Darwin, Northern Territory will explore these issues and look at where there may be solutions nationally and internationally. Innovation is key to improving efficiency and the conference will explore how effective change can be made and the skills needed to deliver it.

For more information about the conference, or to register, click here