16
Sep 19

What local government women need to hear – Ruth McGowan OAM

“You need to be hungry. That is work on yourself and be committed, because things never just fall on your lap in your career. You need goals, a plan and a strategy to get there and to have thought through how you’ll manage some of the inevitable sticklers that will be in your way.” Having … Continue reading What local government women need to hear – Ruth McGowan OAM

16
Sep 19

Removing the mental health stigma from the workplace

Very few of us leave our work at our desks at 5pm. Our deadlines follow us through our devices and many find ourselves scrolling through our emails while still bleary-eyed in bed or answering requests after work hours.  Unsurprisingly, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are becoming increasingly common in the workplace and … Continue reading Removing the mental health stigma from the workplace

16
Sep 19

Breastmilk, Parliament and an Office for Men

Senator Larissa Waters was behind one of the most significant moments for women in Australian politics, and simultaneously one of the most insignificant.  “You go into politics to make a difference and it often feels intangible- this moment changed that,” she told news.com.au. The first woman to breastfeed her child while passing a motion before … Continue reading Breastmilk, Parliament and an Office for Men

11
Sep 19

Assessing your department’s DevOps maturity

 “Devops is not a goal, but a never-ending process of continual improvement.” –  Jez Humble  Neither tool nor process, DevOps is a cultural revolution with 50% of organisations now implementing the methodology, according to Forrester. However ‘implementing’ is a broad term and its meaning differs greatly in the context of the organisation’s maturity. There are … Continue reading Assessing your department’s DevOps maturity

02
Sep 19

APS Mental Health Figures

Recent government inquiries, such as the Australian Public Service Mental HealthCapability Review and Wellbeing at Work Report have shed light on the pressing needto address employee mental health as a means of ensuring an overall healthier andmore productive public sector workforce. However, many government agencies arefacing persistent challenges in addressing the stigma of mental health … Continue reading APS Mental Health Figures

12
Aug 19

RegTech – The future of regulation

While regulation is often described as a threat to innovation, the two go hand in hand as innovation drives efficiency in regulation and regulation ensures proper practice in innovation. RegTech, the use of new technology to facilitate the delivery of regulatory requirements, has rapidly risen to prominence.  Regulators often find themselves without the resources to … Continue reading RegTech – The future of regulation

09
Aug 19

Advancing APS data capability

Comparable to the industrial revolution, the rapid advances in data and analytics, machine learning and big data are causing dramatic shifts across sectors, including the public service.  With a proposed $1.5 billion in cuts to the public sector over the next four years, delivering outcomes with less resources requires more efficient use of data.  There … Continue reading Advancing APS data capability