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Home News All in the name of accountability: IPAA’s ACT and APS annual report awards
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TAGS annual reports, Australian public service, Institute for Public Administration, Institute of Public Administration Australia
A lot of hard slog in the name of government accountability was recognised last night at the Institute for Public Administration’s annual report awards.
Laughter and cheers filled the cavernous interior of the dining hall at the ANU’s upmarket domicile University House last night as the ACT branch of the Institute for Public Administration presented awards to the top 2013-14 annual reports from the ACT and Commonwealth governments.
Department of Finance secretary Jane Halton gave the after dinner speech, in which she spoke about the hard work that goes into the documents, and the need to reform the whole system. Her department is working to rationalise annual reporting requirements in the Australian Public Service as part of the new performance framework her department is ushering in
The judges’ report from the annual event is probably the most detailed and up-to-date piece of work on the obscure art of annual report writing in the Australian public sector. We’ve compiled some of their comments about each category along with the full winners list below. The entire judges’ report for the annual reports awards is available on the IPAA ACT website.
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