Terry Moran: five big challenges for Australian government

Australia’s former top bureaucrat has issued a call to arms for public servants: think big, get confident, face digital disruption and improve the sector’s capability or lose more ground to outsourcing.

Terry Moran

Terry Moran

The greatest pleasure of my three years as IPAA national president has been the chance to meet and hear from public servants around Australia.

Most wish to make a difference. They worry about doing the best for their community; they take joy from helping Australians; and they believe that Australia is indeed a fortunate, open, sane society which it is a privilege to serve.

We have regard to the national interest when we ponder policy and we believe in the fair treatment of all Australians by public servants dealing with them.

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