Conference Function


A conference function was held the evening prior at the iconic National Arboretum, overlooking Canberra. The function celebrated excellence in public administration with the announcement of the winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management, followed by the awarding of IPAA National Fellows. The evening included dinner and networking to mark the opening of the IPAA 2017 National Conference.

IPAA acknowledges the support of Telstra, sponsor of the conference dinner.

A highlights package (2 minutes 16 seconds) is available below or on IPAA’s Vimeo channel.

Photos – a selection of photos from the night are available below. High resolution copies are available by contacting IPAA.

IPAA National President Professor Peter Shergold AC

IPAA ACT Deputy President Carmel McGregor PSM

Senator the Hon James McGrath

Telstra representative Carmel Mulhern

Image Gallery

  • Silver award winner: Queensland Government: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (Magistrates Courts Service)

  • Gold award winner: South Australian Government: Department of Primary Industry and Regions

  • Silver award winner: Commonwealth Government: IP Australia (Department of Industry, Innovation and Science)

  • Commendation award winner: Tasmanian Government: Department of Premier and Cabinet

  • Commendation award winner: NSW Government: Department of Health (Sydney Local Health District)

  • Commendation award winner: Commonwealth Government: Department of Employment

  • Collaboration award winner: Tasmanian Government: Department of Premier and Cabinet

  • Collaboration award winner: Queensland Government: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (Magistrates Courts Service)

  • The award trophies, made from Sydney Blue Gum reflects the design of the Australian Parliament House flagpole

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