Canberra Conversation Lecture Series

Australian Public Service Reform: Learning from the past and building for the future

Thu 29 November 2018Professor Mark EvansFunction Room, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, 180 London Circuit, CANBERRA CITY.

IGPA Canberra Conversation Public Lecture Series

Date: Thursday 29 November
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30 pm
Venue: Function Room, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, 180 London Circuit, CANBERRA CITY.
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In this Canberra Conversation, Professor Mark Evans will present the findings from IPAA’s recent submission to the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service (APS) led by David Thodey AO. The submission attempted to help bridge a significant gap in the existing evidence base on APS reform – the absence of informed analysis on:

1) criteria for judging the quality of a review drawing on historical experience;

2) understanding of past reviews that have made a difference;

3) identification of the lessons that can be drawn from past review experiences for the present review; and

4) expert insights into the key themes requiring focused consideration in the 2018–19 APS Review with the objective of building an APS for the future. 

A panel of experts will assess the implications of Mark’s findings for Commonwealth and Territory government.

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Speaker Details

Professor Mark Evans
Director, Democracy 2025, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Mark Evans is Director, Democracy 2025, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House and Professor of Governance at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA). He was formerly Director of IGPA, Director of the World-wide Universities Public Policy Network, Vice President of the Joint University Council for the Applied Social Sciences, Head of Politics at the University of York in the United Kingdom and Dean of the Faculty of Business, Government and Law at the University of Canberra. Mark has played an international role in supporting change governance practices and has acted as a senior policy advisor, and managed research and evaluation projects for 26 countries, the European Union, United Nations and the World Bank. His latest book (with Gerry Stoker) is Social Science and Evidence based Policymaking - Methods that Matter (Policy Press, 2016). He is the editor of the international journal Policy Studies and has been awarded honorary positions with the universities of Gadjah Mahda, Renmin, York and Hull.

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