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Change is not a foreign concept to the public sector — the public sector has always needed to evolve to keep up with the world around it.

Now, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the public sector has had to change quickly to respond. Beyond the public sector, existing societal changes driven by technology, and new ways of interacting have local, national and global impacts.

Change, and building on the transformations brought by COVID-19, offer up new questions and challenges for policymakers and leaders in the public sector as they learn from their experiences so far.

Topics addressed include:

  • Identifying key changes of a new and evolving public sector
  • How the Australian Public Service responded to COVID-19 and the challenges still to come
  • A city and societal perspective of the impact of COVID-19
  • The interaction between technology, information and inequality in the lead up to and post COVID-19