The APS Review: a once-in-a-generation review of the Australian Public Service

Against a backdrop of new technology and global developments, government administrations must ensure they remain fit for purpose. The Independent Review of the Australian Public Service was established in 2018 to conduct a once-in-fifty-year review of the Australian Public Service in light of this.

Over the following year the panel has received hundreds of public submissions, held meetings across the nation with citizens and public servants, consulted closely with senior colleagues in the UK Cabinet Office, and reviewed a generation of academic literature about changes in Australian government administration since the arrival of ‘new public management’.

This seminar is an opportunity to discuss this report, which is due imminently, with one of the six panel members, Professor Glyn Davis. The talk will be moderated by Nik Kirby, Research Fellow in Philosophy and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School.