25 September 2023

PS innovation honoured in awards

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The winners of the 2019 Public Sector Innovation Awards have been announced in Canberra.

Conducted by the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Public Sector Innovation Network, the awards were presented by the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Martin Parkinson.

And the winners were:

Citizen-Centred Innovation:

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

Innovation in Anti-Doping.

Culture and Capability:

Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority

An Innovative Approach to Building Capability in Parliamentarians and their Staff.

Digital and Data:

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Post-In-A-Box Initiative.

Judges Award:

ACT Government

Family Safety Hub (Citizen-Centred).

Judges Award:

Australian Taxation Office

ATO Tax Gap Research Program (Digital).

The awards attracted 62 nominations with 12 finalists presenting their initiatives to a panel of judges’ last month.

The judges announced that the awards had been updated this year in order to streamline the number of questions, including a lower word count for nominations.

The nominations were for initiatives, new or well-established with past unsuccessful innovations encouraged to try again as their developers may have learnt from the experience.

The judging panel was led by the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Elizabeth Kelly, with members: the Chief Executive of the Digital Transformation Agency, Randall Brugeaud; Director of UNSW Canberra’s Public Sector Research Group, Professor Helen Dickinson; Head of ACT Telstra Enterprise, James Hipwell; and Sarah Phillips from sponsor EY.

Full details of the finalists and winners can be accessed on the IPAA ACT website at this PS News link.

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