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TAGS Australian public service, Terry Moran, Procurement, federation, Public–private partnership, public service, Capability, Digital disruption, tax reform, federation reform, digital 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.
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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Terry Moran is the national president of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. He was formerly secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria. He is an editorial adviser to The Mandarin.
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