The Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) is the nationwide professional association for those involved in public administration. IPAA aims to promote good governance, encourage excellence in the provision of public services and contribute to the development of public policy and management practices. IPAA recognises the increasing demands on public administration to deliver better and more efficient public services, and the important role it plays as the nationwide professional association of the public sector.

IPAA NSW welcomes Rod Cooke as new CEO

Rod Cooke takes over day to day running of the professional association for the NSW public sector from John Carnegie, who will continue to have a role with IPAA at a national level as executive director. Read More

What is the point of federation reform?

Federation reform was the big topic at this week's IPAA national conference. Former SA premier and political historian John Bannon made the case for change, and explained why he's optimistic the stars will align. Read More

SA government and IPAA state branch partner up

The South Australian branch of the Institute of Public Administration has formalised its role as a provider of professional development for state government departments and agencies. The agreement between IPAA South Australia and the Senior Management Council which includes all chief executives of major government agencies of the SA government funds professional development programs and key events and forums hosted by IPAA SA The chair of SMC, Department of the Premier and Cabinet chief executive Kym Winter-Dewhirst said: “We acknowledge the important role that IPAA plays in the provision of professional development opportunities and thought leadership events many of which align with the key priorities of the state government”. Read More