Submissions for a review of accountability and culture in the Queensland public sector (QPS) will close in just over a week.
The man in charge of undertaking a review of the QPS wants more mandarins to come forward and share their personal experience of culture in the state’s public sector.
Professor Peter Coaldrake said the deadline for submissions would be extended following ‘widespread interest’ in the matters he has been tasked to examine. The state government expects a final report from the chief commissioner of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) in June 2022.
“To date, most submissions have focused on issues relating to individual accountability bodies and the overlaps and underlaps amongst them,” Coaldrake said in a statement on Thursday.
“The review is particularly interested to receive submissions from members of the community or public sector employees which relate to their own experience of the workings and culture of the public sector.”
With a view to allowing stronger community participation in the process, Coaldrake said an extension for submissions to his interim report to government (due on 22 April) was needed and he did not want to deter input from the public.
“Suggestions for streamlining and simplification of processes, from both the consumer and user perspective, are also most welcome,” he said.
Coaldrake added issues about culture, and how they influenced government, was an important part of his considerations for the review.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the wide-ranging review last month.