Date posted: 26/03/2019 2 min read

ACT Regional News March 2019

2019 is moving ahead at a phenomenal rate, or perhaps its due to the Treasurer delivering the Budget on April 2.

In brief

  • Regional Managers update and recording of Whistleblower
  • Recap of last months events/activities
  • Upcoming events

Regional Managers Update

The Canberra Bubble

I don’t know about you, but I feel 2019 is moving ahead at a phenomenal rate, or perhaps its due to the Treasurer delivering the Budget on April 2. And, as an election year, we are going to experience our fair share of leader debates.  

Locally, the Public Practice Panel is looking at how we can better represent what is important to our local members.  In April, our Chair Lisa Stone will be inviting members to come along and be part of the conversation, your invitation will be with you soon. 

A couple of weeks ago, we had an interesting Public Sector Forum. Dennis Gentilin was employed at the National Australia Bank (NAB) for over 16 years in senior roles across financial markets and corporate strategy. Arguably his most telling experience was the FX trading scandal that rocked the NAB in 2004. Dennis was publicly named as a “whistleblower” in the incident.

Whistleblower recording

Dennis was publicly named as a “whistleblower” in the incident. The recording go to:

View here

Looking forward to catching up soon at the Public Practice discussion or Federal Budget Breakfast.  Renee

Recap of last month's events/activity

Public Sector Forum - The trust gap and the impact of technology

Large-scale data breaches are commonplace. Distrust lies at the heart of many high profile contemporary global issues such as climate change, globalisation and political disruption. Dennis Gentlin author, advisor, speaker, panel member and contributor to discussions on the topics of leadership, ethics, organisational purpose and performance was our keynote.  

Sharing Knowledge – Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Kristen Wydell, General Manager of Advocacy and Professional Standards provided an overview to over 50 members to keep them update and across issues impacting the profession.

Upcoming events

Federal Budget Breakfast – Wednesday, 3 April

In the Great Hall, Parliament House.

Find out more

YCA Soccer Day – Friday, 10 May 2019

The YCA and Capital Football are hosting their annual six-a-side Soccer Day

For more information

Public Sector Forum – Friday, 17 May 2019

The Forum was formed to assist members in the public service or members working closely with government to learn from high quality, strategic thinkers, providing both practical, case-based presentations and opportunities for discussion and networking. Initiation coming soon.