Vice Chancellor shapes key conference for Australia’s public sector

April 29, 2014

Professor Richard HiggottThe Vice Chancellor of Murdoch University Professor Richard Higgott has led a team of industry stakeholders to develop a thought-provoking and engaging program for an international public sector conference later this year.

Mia Garlick, the Head of Policy at Facebook Australia and New Zealand, and Angus Houston AC AFC (Ret’d), Air Chief Marshal and former Chief of the Defence Force are among the confirmed keynote speakers at the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) 2014 International Conference, which takes place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on October 29 and 30.

The conference theme is The Shape of Things to Come and will address delegates from across local, state and federal government on the role of public administration in shaping society.

Professor Higgott said the conference would examine the many new challenges the public sector is facing at national and international levels, and explore how it is responding.

“It will provide a forum to consider current trends and innovative approaches in the practice of public administration and policy making in differing contexts both in Australia and the region,” said Professor Higgott.

The conference will be followed by a Research Day on October 31, which will be held at the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs at Murdoch University. The School provides a key platform to bring together practitioners, academics and researchers to share ideas for the future of the public sector.

Abstract submissions for Research Day are currently being sought via the conference website.

The conference is also open for registrations with Early Bird savings of $300 if booked before June 16, 2014.

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