“The obligation on us as ministers, and as a government, is to keep giving you permission to experiment,” Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos told a group of public servants last Thursday.
He was speaking at the presentation evening for the Public Sector Innovation Awards,
The awards are jointly run by the Public Sector Innovation Network and the ACT branch of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. The event was hosted by the Department of Human Services at its Design Hub facility, inside the shiny new One Canberra Avenue building that also houses parts of the Department of Finance.
From personal experience, Sinodinos spoke highly of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s digital briefing system, which ended up winning a judge’s award. The team behind it have explained the benefits of the system in their own words in a written article and video presentation.
A highlights video from the ceremony is below: