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First Peoples, governance and new paradigms conference. February 2019.

Reimagining Public Administration: First Peoples, governance and new paradigms

This conference was held on the 20-21 February 2019. We thank all delegates, speakers and sponsors for their attendance and support. View photos and presentations on the post-conference resources page, or if you attended the conference, please provide your feedback by completing the Post-conference evaluation survey.

 

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The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) with the support of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) held its second Indigenous Affairs conference, Reimagining Public Administration: First Peoples, governance and new paradigms at Melbourne’s Federation Square on 20-21 February 2019. 

The #FirstPeoples2019 conference was an opportunity for public sector leaders, not-for-profits, academics and Indigenous community organisations from across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to explore new approaches to Indigenous Affairs. A number of plenaries, parallel sessions and keynote speakers, challenged delegates to reimagine public sector leadership, government-community relationships, and policymaking.


ENQUIRIES

For any enquiries about the 2019 Indigenous conference, please contact Jacqui Mazibrada, Conference Coordinator, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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SHOWCASING INDIGENOUS STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION - WIN $5000 

Sponsored by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. 

This year we will recognise Indigenous leadership in the public purpose sector with two excellence awards. They will be awarded for video entries showcasing an initiative, policy, program or personal story that demonstrates Indigenous strength and leadership in public administration in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

All jurisdictions across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand are invited to submit a three-minute video, which will be judged by a panel, and premiered at the conference dinner to an audience of hundreds of Indigenous public sector and community leaders.

The two winners of the competition will receive AUD$5,000 each to be donated to a community, organisation or initiative of their choice. We encourage all entrants and those featured in the video to attend the conference, and we will be providing the two award winners with financial assistance for up to three people to attend the conference for free.    

The videos will form a pivotal component of another new ANZSOG initiative designed to feature content produced directly by and with Indigenous peoples. The Indigenous Wise Practice stream, which will become a part of our renowned Case Library, will showcase strengths-based Indigenous initiatives and Indigenous leadership. These cases will bring the wise, resilient and innovative ideas and practices of Indigenous peoples to centre-stage. Cases will be available as an online resource for practitioners and scholars for use in public administration teaching and practice.

DETAILS

Submissions deadline: 31 January 2019. Entrants must be from a public sector or not-for-profit organisation in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand. There is no restriction on size or scope of the organisation. The team submitting the video should include members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori heritage.

How to enter: Send a three-minute private or password-protected YouTube or Vimeo link to Jacqui Mazibrada at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We would prefer the videos to be premiered at the ANZSOG Indigenous Affairs conference. Include a brief cover letter detailing who is responsible for the initiative depicted in the video, what it is, why it is important, and contact details. The video should showcase an initiative, policy, program or personal story that demonstrates Indigenous strength and leadership in public administration in your jurisdiction or community. We encourage participants to feature Indigenous languages in their videos, and can make arrangement for English subtitling.

Purpose: Every submission will be featured in the new Indigenous Wise Practice stream of ANZSOG’s Case Library. The materials are intended for use as teaching and learning resources only. By submitting your video, you are granting ANZSOG a non-exclusive licence to copy or reproduce materials in its Case Library, website and marketing materials, including social media. ANZSOG respects the rights of Indigenous peoples to protect and control the use of their knowledge, images and stories, and will work with Entrants to ensure the use and reproduction of submissions is appropriate.


Indigenous Affairs and Public Administration: Can’t we do better?

Timeless Jordan Roser

At the 2017 conference, held at the University of Sydney, ANZSOG with the key support of PM&C looked back over the 50 years of public administration of Indigenous affairs since the 1967 referendum and asked the question, Can’t we do better?

The 2019 Conference provides an opportunity to rethink assumptions about Indigenous Affairs and the public service to ensure a better system for the next 50 years and beyond. It is a chance to reimagine policy, procedures and relationships, with a focus on what success looks like in Indigenous Affairs in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

For more information, including a recap and post-conference report, see the 2017 Indigenous conference page.