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Department of Social Services

Industry Briefing: Carer Gateway regional delivery partner Grant Opportunity

View the Industry Briefing: Carer Gateway regional delivery partner Grant Opportunity webcast.

Date: Thursday 29 November 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Digital Transformation Agency

Digital Transformation Agency Showcase

An update on the DTA’s work and how we’re helping the Australian Government create simple, clear and fast services for everyone.

We focused on:

  • The Australian Government Digital Transformation Strategy - the vision, priorities and how you can be part of building the Australian Public Service of the future
  • Digital identity - how we've been working across government to deliver the Commonwealth Government's first identity provider, myGovID

View the Digital Transformation Agency Showcase webcast.

Date: Monday 26 November 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

Carer Gateway regional delivery partners - roles and responsibilities

View the Carer Gateway regional delivery partners - roles and responsibilities webcast.

Date: Monday 29 October 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Updates on My Aged Care operations and Aged Care Quality Standards

This webinar provided an update on the operations of My Aged Care and the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, addressing key areas of interest for service providers and the assessment workforce including an:

  • update on system changes planned for October 2018
  • overview of continuous improvement activities supporting My Aged Care operations
  • update on the development of the new My Aged Care website and enhanced service finder functionality
  • overview of Aged Care Quality Standards guidance material.

View the Updates on My Aged Care operations and Aged Care Quality Standards webcast.

Date: Monday 8 October 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

Introduction to the Carer Gateway regional delivery partners

This webcast provided an introduction to the Carer Gateway regional delivery partners.

View the Introduction to the Carer Gateway regional delivery partners webcast.

Date: Friday 28 September 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health - Therapeutic Goods Administration

Medical Device Cyber Security Research

Advances in digital technology have resulted in increasing numbers of programmable, connected and software-based medical devices. These devices bring significant benefits to both patients and clinicians, however these digital technologies also come with the potential risk of harm to patients due to cyber security threats. This consultation event explored the complexities of the Australian medical device cyber security landscape to inform the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s development of new Australian industry guidance.

View the Medical Device Cyber Security Research webcast.

Date: Friday 14 September 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Heavy Vehicle Road Reform – Consultation Regulation Impact Statement on Independent Price Regulation of Heavy Vehicle Charges

Marsden Jacob Associates has been engaged by the Transport and Infrastructure Council to undertake a public consultation and develop a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on Phase 2 of the Heavy Vehicle Road Reform (HVRR) road map.

The RIS is a key part of Phase 2 of the HVRR road map. The core elements of this phase of reforms relate to:

  • the establishment of an independent price regulator, which would have powers to set prices independently of government and potentially perform a range of oversight activities related to forward-looking road expenditure; and
  • the implementation of a forward-looking cost base, which would develop a building-block model to determine allowed revenue under heavy vehicle charging based on expected future expenditure.

The Consultation RIS forms part of a six week consultation process. All stakeholders are invited to participate by making a submission in response to the Consultation RIS with submissions invited by 31 August 2018.

View the Heavy Vehicle Road Reform – Consultation Regulation Impact Statement on Independent Price Regulation of Heavy Vehicle Charges webcast.

Date: Thursday 9 August 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

National Disability Insurance Agency

NDIS Self-Management Webinar

In our webinar on 2 August 2018 we delivered information and insights about what self-management is, how to self-manage your NDIS funds and your responsibilities as a self-manager.

Hear from our panel as they discuss how managing your own funds gives you choice and control over what and who supports you.

View the NDIS Self-Management Webinar webcast.

Date: Thursday 2 August 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Jobs and Small Business

Innovation Month 2018 Launch: Dr Jason Fox Keynote Presentation hosted by Secretary Kerri Hartland

On 28 June in Canberra and via webcast, Dr Jason Fox, best-selling author of The Game Changer, took us on a quest towards relevance and new value. ‘The clever fox’ is passionate about quality thinking, better conversations and braver, wiser decisions.

View the Innovation Month 2018 Launch webcast.

Date: Thursday 28 June 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Education and Training

Introduction to the ACCS (child wellbeing) guide

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training presented provider/service information sessions on the new ACCS (child wellbeing) Guide.

The Webcasts were designed for Centre Directors and Administrators or other staff who will be giving certificates or applying for determinations so families can receive ACCS (child wellbeing).

Participants found out about:

  • Certificates
  • Determinations
  • Referrals to appropriate support organisation
  • 50% limits

The draft Guide was used as a basis for the information sessions.

View the Introduction to the ACCS (child wellbeing) guide webcast.

Date: Friday 22 June 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Health

Quality Reform Update

This webinar provided an update on the Single Quality Framework and quality related announcements from the 2018-19 Budget. It focused on key areas of interest for service providers including:

  • the implementation of the Single Aged Care Quality Framework including the draft Aged Care Quality Standards
  • practical implications for assessment to support the unannounced reaccreditation process which will come in to effect 1 July 2018
  • the mandatory influenza program for staff which began on 1 May 2018
  • an update on new quality related initiatives announced in the 2018-19 Budget.

View the Quality Reform Update webcast.

Date: Friday 15 June 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Health

My Aged Care operational update

This webinar provided an update on the operations of My Aged Care, including key areas of interest for service providers and the assessment workforce including:

  • an overview of aged care measures within the 2018-19 budget
  • an overview of continuous improvement activities to support better operations of My Aged Care
  • an update on system changes planned for June 2018
  • a comprehensive update on changes resulting from the National Screening and Assessment Form review.

View the My Aged Care operational update webcast.

Date: Tuesday 5 June 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Health

Commonwealth Home Support Programme Funding Extension

This webinar provided the audience with a high level run down of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme from 1 July 2018.

View the Commonwealth Home Support Programme Funding Extension webcast.

Date: Thursday 24 May 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Veterans' Affairs

50th anniversary of the Battles at Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral

A national commemorative service to mark the 50th anniversary of the Battles at Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral was held on Sunday 13 May 2018 at the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial on Anzac Parade in Canberra.

View the 50th anniversary of the Battles at Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral webcast.

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018
Venue: Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial, Anzac Parade, Canberra

Department of Education and Training

The New Child Care Package - Family Webcast Information Session

Welcome to the Family Webcast Information Session on the new child care package, starting from 2 July 2018. The presentation will last approximately 45 minutes, followed by up to 45 minutes for audiences watching the webcast to have their questions answered.

View the Family Webcast Information Session webcast.

Date: May 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

National Disability Insurance Agency

National NDIS Provider Webinar

This webinar addressed key themes that Providers asked us at our recent Provider Forums around the Country.

Hear from our panel as they discuss and answer your questions regarding pricing, the introduction of the Quality and Safeguards Commission and my place portal enhancements.

View the National NDIS Provider Webinar webcast.

Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Education and Training

Finance Forum - Getting finance out of the back seat and into the driver's seat

The topic discussed at this Q&A style event was: Getting finance out of the back seat and into the driver’s seat.

It is increasingly essential for the finance function to move from a compliance outlook to a strategic partner to the entity’s leadership and innovation goals. The panel discussed:

  • How to lead such change, from accountability to transformation?
  • What support is needed from the executive and central agencies to support finance’s role in the transformation of an entity?

View the Finance Forum - Getting finance out of the back seat and into the driver's seat webcast.

Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Finance

Superannuation Management System Replacement – Industry Briefing

Finance is seeking to provide advice to industry on a requirement to replace the current Superannuation Management System.

The current system is used to administer the following defined benefit superannuation schemes and death and disability arrangements in compliance with applicable legislation and specific regulations:

  1. the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Scheme (PCSS) under the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948;
  2. the Judges’ Pensions Scheme (JPS) under the Judges’ Pensions Act 1968;
  3. the Governors-General Pensions Scheme (GGPS) under the Governor-General Act 1974 ; and
  4. the death and disability arrangements for Judges of the Federal Circuit Court under relevant sections of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 (Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 2).

The objective is to replace the current Superannuation management system with a customised COTS, SaaS, cloud-based solution which could subsequently be integrated into other finance systems. The system is to be operational by March 2019.

This industry briefing provided further advice on Finance’s requirements and the process for approaching the market.

View the Superannuation Management System Replacement – Industry Briefing webcast.

Date: Thursday 12 April 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

The Treasury

Treasury Live

An overview of the Carer Coaching and In-person Peer Support services for carers, as set out in the Request for Tender documentation.

View the Treasury Live webcast.

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

Industry Briefing – Integrated Carer Support Service Carer Coaching and In-person Peer Support Request for Tender (RFT70010107)

An overview of the Carer Coaching and In-person Peer Support services for carers, as set out in the Request for Tender documentation.

View the Industry Briefing – Integrated Carer Support Service Carer Coaching and In-person Peer Support Request for Tender (RFT70010107) webcast.

Date: Monday 19 March 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

Industry Briefing – Integrated Carer Support Service Digital Counselling and Online Peer Support Request for Tender (RFT70010106)

An overview of the Digital Counselling and Online Peer Support services for carers, as set out in the Request for Tender documentation.

View the COMCAR Automated Resource System – RFP Industry Briefing webcast.

Date: Monday 19 March 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Finance

COMCAR Automated Resource System – RFP Industry Briefing

COMCAR provides car-with-driver services for Australian parliamentarians, senior government office holders and official guests of the Australian government.

COMCAR requires a key business system with the ability to store sensitive client information, take reservations from clients, allocate driving and vehicle resources to service reservations, and communicate with vehicles using in-car technology. The system will also provide invoicing capability, human resource functionality, incident management and full reporting capability.

The objective is to replace the current COMCAR booking and management system with a COTS, SaaS, cloud-based solution which could subsequently be integrated into other finance systems. The system is to be operational by December 2018.

Finance will be seeking responses from industry to assist the Ministerial and Parliamentary Services (M&PS) team to administer and deliver COMCAR services.

View the COMCAR Automated Resource System – RFP Industry Briefing webcast.

Date: Thursday 22 February 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Digital Transformation Agency

DTA Chats With Professor Genevieve Bell

World renowned anthropologist Genevieve Bell looked at how government can keep up with the rapid changes in technology whilst meeting the needs of those using government services — their technical as well as human needs.

View the DTA Chats With Professor Genevieve Bell webcast.

Date: Monday 19 February 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

My Aged Care operational update and update on Quality Reform

This webinar provided an update on the operations of My Aged Care. It focused on key areas of interest for service providers and the assessment workforce including:

  • operational benefits delivered as a result of system changes introduced in December 2017
  • an update on system changes planned for late February 2018
  • an update on quality reform

View the My Aged Care operational update and update on Quality Reform webcast.

Date: Wednesday 14 February 2018
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Education and Training

National rollout of the New Child Care Package - Families Information session

The Department of Education and Training hosted an online Child Care Information Session to help families be aware of the new child care package to be introduced in July 2018.

The webcast helped families understand how the New Child Care Package will impact them and the amount of subsidy they may be eligible to receive. Families were encouraged to attend to ensure they have the most accurate and up-to-date information.

The event also include a question and answer session. 

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Education and Training

Virtual Child Care Information Session – New child care package

Department of Education and Training hosted a virtual Child Care Information Session to help families be aware of the new child care package to be introduced in July 2018.

The session helped families understand how the new child care package will impact them and the amount of subsidy they may be eligible to receive.

The event also included a question and answer session.

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

WA HACC Transition to the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

This webinar provided information to stakeholders and to give them the opportunity to ask questions regarding the Western Australian (WA) Home and Community Care (HACC) Transition to Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

WA HACC services for older people aged 65 years and over, and 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in WA will transition to the CHSP from 1 July 2018.

View the WA HACC Transition to the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) webcast.

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

GEN – a new website for information and data on aged care in Australia

GEN is a new “one–stop shop” website for data and information about aged care services in Australia. It reports on capacity and activity in the aged care system focusing on the people, their care assessments and the services they use.

GEN is catered for all levels of users from students looking for information for assignments, right through to data modellers and actuaries. The data and information is presented at different levels. Each section begins with an overview and fast facts of the topic and is followed with greater detail and the option of interacting with the data. The data that underpins each topic is available for further analysis.

The webinar provides an overview and demonstration of the full functionality of GEN.

View the GEN – a new website for information and data on aged care in Australia webcast.

Date: Thursday 24 August 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Innovation Month

Making Innovation Happen with James O'Loghlin

Presentation by James O’Loghlin (ABC presenter, former host of the New Inventors and author of ‘Innovation is a State of Mind’) webcast as part of Innovation Month.

How often do you have days when you are so busy you don't have time to think? Days when there isn't one spare moment to think about how you can improve the way that you do things?

No matter how effectively you're working today, if you keep doing things the same way, in 10 years' time - maybe less - you will be left behind. To stay relevant and successful, organisations need to keep coming up with better ways of doing things.

In eight years hosting 'The New Inventors' James O'Loghlin met hundreds of people who thought outside the box and came up with new and better ways of doing things.

In this address he identifies the three things innovators do better than everyone else, and the five things every workplace can do to build a culture that encourages innovation.

This event was brought to you by the Public Sector Innovation Network for Innovation Month 2017 with special thanks to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and was kindly hosted by the Department of Education and Training.

View the Making Innovation Happen with James O'Loghlin webcast.

Date: Tuesday 18 May 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

An Alternative Funding Model for Residential Aged Care

The Department engaged the University of Wollongong to develop options and recommendations to help inform the design of future residential aged care funding models. This webinar provided an overview of the findings and recommendations in the University’s report. Topics covered included:

  • Functional dependency
  • Casemix classification development
  • An alternative funding model with fixed and variable payments
  • Resource utilisation and classification study

View the An Alternative Funding Model for Residential Aged Care webcast.

Date: Wednesday 17 May 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Home Care Reforms and ongoing improvement

The webinar provided an update on the home care reforms and current progress on the accelerated design program.

The webinar focused on:

  • update on activities associated with the home care reforms – including the package release schedule and the flow of referrals
  • using the provider portal
  • understanding the framework that Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs) apply to the package level and priority recommendations for home care packages
  • ongoing work associated with system and process improvements for the sector

View the Home Care Reforms and ongoing improvement webcast.

Date: Monday 15 May 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Increasing Choice in Home Care - Embedding support post 27 February 2017

The webinar provided information to the sector on the implementation of the Increasing Choice in home care reforms that commenced on 27 February 2017.

It focused on:

  • addressing any concerns the sector has around the My Aged Care system and/or processes since the commencement of the reform
  • discussing technical fixes that have been applied and also scheduled to be applied
  • communications to existing home care clients
  • dispelling early myths and key areas of confusion

View the Increasing Choice in Home Care - Embedding support post 27 February 2017 on-demand webcast.

Date: Tuesday 28 March 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Public Consultation on the Single Age Care Quality Framework

This webinar focused on two key parts of the Single Aged Care Quality Framework:

  • a draft single set of quality standards for all aged care services and
  • options for a streamlined approach for assessing provider performance against these standards.

View the Public Consultation on the Single Age Care Quality Framework live webcast.

Date: Wednesday 29 March 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Commonwealth Community of Support (COS) Programme

The CoS Webinar is an opportunity to communicate policy decisions to CoS providers, both current and future.

View the COS Webinar on-demand webcast.

Date: Monday 20 March 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

National Disability Insurance Agency

Developing and starting your first plan

The NDIS is the new way of providing support for people with disability, their families and carers in Australia.

The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life. The NDIS also provides information and referrals to existing support services in the community.

As the Scheme rolls out across the country more and more participants will prepare for, receive or start to implement their first NDIS plan.

This webinar focused on developing your first plan and how to get it started, including:

  • What is meant by ‘First Plan’ and what does it mean for me?
  • Once I have my first plan how do I implement it?
  • Is the plan flexible to meet my changing needs and can I have my plan reviewed if it isn’t right for me?

Hear from our panel as they discuss and answer your questions regarding first plan and getting your plan started.

View the Developing and starting your first plan on-demand webcast.

Date: Tuesday 28 February 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Health

DEX Webinar

The CHSP Data Exchange Webinar (DEX) was an opportunity for providers to receive and update on the Data Exchange reporting system.

View the DEX Webinar on-demand webcast.

Date: Thursday 23 February 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Australian Digital Health Agency

Your health. Your say - Q & A Webcast

The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) has been engaging with stakeholders to ensure the National Digital Health Strategy is shaped around their needs, wants and aspirations.

We now want to hear from you on how you think data and technology can be used to improve health and care and help people live happier and healthier lives.

The findings from the national consultation will be used to develop the national strategy for delivery to Government in 2017.

Check out https://conversation.digitalhealth.gov.au/ to learn more.

View the Your health. Your say - Q & A webcast.

Date: Monday 30 January 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Aged Care Funding Instrument

The webinar provided an update on recent changes and issues relating to the Aged Care Funding Instrument.

View the Aged Care Funding Instrument webcast.

Date: Monday 23 January 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Increasing Choice in Home Care - ACAT Operational Readiness

The webinar provided advice to ACATs on steps to take to ensure they are prepared for the Increasing Choice in home care reforms that will commence on 27 February 2017.

It focused on:

  • Providing a consolidated view of how the changes will be operationalised in the lead up to 27 February and beyond
  • Addressing outstanding questions relating to policy, process and system changes that impact ACATs
  • An overview of steps the Department has taken to date to prepare home care clients, the My Aged Care contact centre and providers about the changes
  • Additional supporting materials that have been developed to assist ACATs

At the conclusion of the presentation, there will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions about the information covered to a panel of representatives.

View the Increasing Choice in Home Care - ACAT Operational Readiness on-demand webcast.

Date: Thursday 19 January 2017
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Increasing Choice in Home Care - Operational Readiness

The webinar provided advice to the sector on steps to take to ensure they are prepared for the Increasing Choice in home care reforms that will commence on 27 February 2017.

It focused on:

  • Providing a consolidated view of how the changes will be operationalised in the lead up to 27 February and beyond
  • An overview of steps the Department has taken to date to prepare home care clients, Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs), the My Aged Care contact centre and providers about the changes
  • Supporting materials that have been developed to assist the sector with readiness activities

View the Increasing Choice in Home Care - Operational Readiness on-demand webcast.

Date: Tuesday 6 December 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Australian Taxation Office

Tax professionals live webcast: Improving your online experience in 2017 - the portals and the practitioner lodgment service (PLS)

A paneldiscussion about how the portals and the practitioner lodgment service (PLS) will improve your online experience in 2017.

Panellists from a range of portfolios across the ATO joined the discussion, providing updates and further information on the portals and PLS.

View the Improving your online experience in 2017 - the portals and the practitioner lodgment service (PLS) on-demand webcast.

Date: Tuesday 22 November 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Increasing Choice in Home Care - My Aged Care service finder functionality

This webinar discussed the changes to the home care packages ‘Service Finder’ on My Aged Care.

It focused on:

  • understanding the new fields that will be available in the home care packages service finder from 27 February
  • navigating the service finder using the new search parameters to find a suitable home care provider
  • navigating the service finder to create a short-list of providers for comparison

View the Increasing Choice in Home Care - My Aged Care service finder functionality on-demand webcast.

Date: Monday 21 November 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Health Care Homes

Health Care Homes information session - Becoming a Health Care Home.

This webinar provided further information and support on how to become a health care home. Applications are open for another month. The panellists answered questions and provided expert advice on stage one of the health care homes journey.

View the Health Care Homes on-demand webcast.

Date: Thursday 17 November 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Employment | Safe Work Australia

The Future of Work Health and Safety

What will the world look like in 20 years’ time? What will this mean for work health safety? New technologies from artificial intelligence to exoskeletons have the potential to make work safer, but may also introduce challenges. Australia is facing an aging population and growing rates of chronic disease. The way we work, consume and interact on a day to day basis is changing. What will the future hold and how should we prepare for it?

View The Future of Work Health and Safety on-demand webcast.

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Redesigning the Practice Incentives Program

The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) is a key driver of quality care in the general practice sector.

In the 2016-17 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced it would work towards changing the PIP through the measure entitled "Quality Improvement in General Practice – Simplification of the PIP".

The redesign of the PIP will introduce a new Quality Improvement Incentive which will give general practices increased flexibility to improve their detection and management of a range of chronic conditions, and to focus on issues specific to their practice population.

The Department is seeking stakeholder views on how the PIP might foster quality improvement and innovation.

The Consultation Paper – Redesigning the Practice Incentives Program is available at the Department of Health on-line consultation hub at consultations.health.gov.au

View the Redesigning the Practice Incentives Program on-demand webcast.

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Data Exchange Webinar (DEX) for CHSP Providers

The CHSP Data Exchange Webinar (DEX) was an opportunity for providers to receive an update on the Data Exchange reporting system.

View the Data Exchange Webinar (DEX) for CHSP Providers on-demand webcast.

Date: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Increasing Choice in Home Care - changing providers and unspent funds

This webinar provided an overview of how consumers will be able to change home care providers from 27 February 2017 as a result of the Increasing Choice in home care reforms.

It covered:

  • the consumer’s role when changing providers;
  • obligations for the existing provider and the new provider;
  • requirements for providers to manage unspent home care amounts; and
  • arrangements for exit amounts, both in the lead up to 27 February 2017 and once the Increasing Choice measure commences from 27 February 2017.

View the Increasing Choice in Home Care - changing providers and unspent funds on-demand webcast.

Date: Wednesday 2 November 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

 


Department of Health

Increasing Choice in Home Care - changes to approved home care provider requirements

This webinar discussed the changes to approved home care provider requirements and the associated quality provisions as a result of the Increasing Choice in home care reforms.

It was open to all aged care providers and focused on:

  • the new approved provider forms for existing and new providers of aged care
  • what to consider when submitting an application form to become an approved provider
  • an overview of the changes to approved provider requirements from Feb 2017
  • quality provisions for new home care providers.

At the conclusion of the presentation, there was an opportunity to ask questions about the topics covered to a panel of experts from the Department

View the on-demand webcast.

Date: Thursday 6 October 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Safe Work Australia

Facts and fallacies behind mentally healthy workplaces

A panel of business leaders and experts in mental health discuss some of the facts and fallacies about workplace mental health.

In this live panel discussion, Lucinda Brogden, Dr Peter Cotton and Carolyn Davis put the spotlight on workplace mental health. The expert panellists explore why a mentally healthy workplace is important, what it looks like, and what employers can do in the context of their business.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date: Monday 10 October 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation

The Australian Government has commissioned an independent review of pharmacy to provide recommendations on the future of pharmacy remuneration and regulation in Australia. The Review will provide recommendations on future remuneration, regulation including pharmacy location rules, and other arrangements that apply to pharmacies and wholesalers for the dispensing of medicines and other services provided under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). A national consultation process was undertaken by the Review Panel from July to September 2016 across all capital cities and many regional areas of Australia. The consultation process concluded with a live webcast on Wednesday 7 September 2016. The webcast provided an opportunity for stakeholders and consumers to join the national conversation and consider and express their views regarding the future of pharmacy to the Review Panel through live and interactive online platforms and social media.

For further information, please contact pharmacy.review@health.gov.au.

View the on-demand webcast

Date: Wednesday 7 September 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Medical Research Future Fund Consultation

The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board have undertaken consultations to develop the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy and related Priorities to improve the wellbeing of Australians through health and medical research and innovation.  

The National Webcast provided an opportunity to participate in this process.

The Advisory Board must determine a Strategy for ensuring that a coherent and consistent approach is adopted; in addition to determining Priorities for under the Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015 for medical research and medical innovation.

In developing the Strategy and Priorities, the Advisory Board was keen to hear views and ideas from the research community and those who deliver, use or stand to benefit from health services and health and medical research.  Previous consultation events sought to generate discussion on:

  • Strategy and Priority themes;
  • the relationship between the Strategy and Priorities;
  • how to best operationalise priority areas in basic, translational, public and health services research;
  • how resources spent now would make a significant difference;
    • short term (2-4 years); and
    • longer term (5+ years);
  • KPIs against which the investment could be measured; and
  • any other issues (current challenges, aim, objectives, pipeline).

For further information, please contact MRFF@health.gov.au.

View the on-demand webcast

Date: Wednesday 31 August 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Education and Training

AMEP and SEE Programme Industry Briefing

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) programme are currently in the process of approaching the market to renew services commencing 1 July 2017.

This industry briefing provided an opportunity for interested stakeholders and potential tenderers to be informed of changes to both AMEP and SEE.

AMEP is the Australian Government’s largest English language programme, providing English language tuition to eligible new migrants and humanitarian entrants since 1948.

The SEE programme is Australian Government’s primary programme for helping eligible job seekers to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills.

For further information, please contact AMEPandSEETender@education.gov.au.

View the on-demand webcast

Date: Friday 19 August 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Digital Transformation Office

Australian Public Service Webcast

In its first year of operation, the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) has been helping government deliver services that are simpler, clearer and faster for users. At the heart of our work is the Digital Transformation Programme, where teams from government agencies work with DTO to deliver a working digital exemplar service in just 20 weeks. 

The Programme has so far delivered five digital exemplar services released in Beta. In this session, DTO Head of Delivery Dan Pulham showcased two of these exemplar products.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date: Monday 15 August 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

National Prioritisation Process for Home Care Packages

This webinar was the third in a series of webinars about the 27 February 2017 changes to home care. Whilst the two previous webinars focused on providing an understanding of both the primary and delegated legislation that support the reforms, this webinar looked at operational elements with regards to the formation and ongoing management of the national prioritisation process for home care packages.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date: Thursday 11 August 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

National Disability Insurance Agency

NDIS Ready

The NDIS is the new way of providing support for people with disability, their families and carers in Australia. From 1 July 2016, the NDIS will begin to roll out across Australia.

The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life. The NDIS also provides information and referrals to existing support services in the community.

Over the next three years, the NDIS is being introduced in stages to ensure it is successful and sustainable because it is a big change. Now is the time to get ready.

This webinar focused on explaining the basics of the NDIS, including:

  • What is the NDIS?
  • When is it coming to me?
  • How do I get ready?

Hear from our panel as they discussed what it means to be an NDIS participant, how people will enter the NDIS and how it is being rolled out. The panel shared first hand experiences of the NDIS, lessons learnt from trial and tools and tips for getting ready.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 7 July 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey

The Department of Health has contracted the National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS) at Flinders University to undertake the 2016 National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey.

The interactive webinar presentation took providers of aged care services through the process of completing the Workforce Census and Survey including: the history of the census and survey; what the questionnaires look like; how to complete the census; how to select employees to complete the employee survey; relevant deadlines; tips on how to answer specific questions; website and 1800 helpline for further questions. There was also the opportunity for interested parties to submit questions to the presenters.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 30 June 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

CHSP Data Exchange Webinar

This Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Data Exchange Webinar was an opportunity for Providers to receive an update on the Data Exchange and reporting and to discuss any issues they were having.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 20 June 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

National Disability Insurance Agency

Queensland Roll Out

Earlier this year, the Bilateral Agreement for the roll out of the NDIS in Queensland were signed by governments. It is expected that over 90,000 Queenslander will be covered by the NDIS.

The NDIS is being introduced in stages, because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. Existing service users and new participants will enter the scheme progressively.

The NDIA hosted this webinar on the NDIS roll out in Queensland. The webinar focused on providing information to people living in areas where the NDIS will soon be available (as detailed in the Bilateral Agreement).

Our panel discussed their experiences of the NDIS to date and what you can expect as the NDIS begins in the sunshine state.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 14 June 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

National Disability Insurance Agency

Provider Registration

From 1 July 2016, the NDIS begins to roll out across Australia. We understand that providers across the country are keen to prepare for registration with the NDIS. To help disability service providers prepare, we hosted this webinar on provider registration.

This webinar gave providers who were new to the NDIS advice on how to register, the benefits of registering and guidance on working with the NDIA.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

CHSP Data Exchange Webinar

This Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Data Exchange Webinar covered the reporting system for Victorian Providers.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 6 June 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Australian Taxation Office

Tax Professionals Live Webcast

In this live webcast the panellists discussed the Practitioner Lodgment Service (PLS) and other changes to the tax profession more broadly.

The panellists from a range of portfolios across the ATO joined the discussion, providing updates on PLS and sharing their insights into how the latest Cloud technology was being adopted to ensure better services.

Also covered were a number of other changes expected due to technological advancements.

View the on-demand morning webcast.

View the on-demand afternoon webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 1 June 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Victorian HACC Transition

This webinar provided information for Victorian Home and Community Care (HACC) providers about the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), grant agreements and transition arrangements.

During the live webinar, online viewers had the opportunity to ask questions.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 31 May 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

My Aged Care Update

This was the last in the series of My Aged Care webinars specifically designed to prepare and inform the sector, including assessors and service providers, about the ACAT transition to full functionality.

This webinar provided an opportunity to demonstrate the recent enhancements we made to the My Aged Care system as well as an update on operations, including the recent transition of ACATs to full functionality.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 23 May 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

CHSP Data Exchange

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Data Exchange webinar provided an IT Vendor specific update about:

  • what it is; and
  • IT specific questions and answers.

This webcast was an opportunity for IT Vendors to ask IT specific questions.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 23 May 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Increasing Choice in Home Care — February 2017 — Consultation on delegated legislation

Implementation of Increasing Choice in Home Care requires amendments to both primary and delegated aged care legislation. The Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Act 2016 (the Amendment Act) is now in place. Changes are also required to the delegated legislation (Aged Care Principles and Determinations).

The Department has released a consultation paper and an exposure draft of the proposed amendments (available at the Department’s Consultation Hub) to the delegated legislation for the February 2017 changes to home care. The consultation paper provides further detail and explanation of the proposed amendments to the delegated legislation and seeks feedback from aged care providers, consumers, carers and other interested parties on the implementation arrangements.

The purpose of this webinar was to discuss the issues outlined in the consultation paper. This provided a further opportunity for interested parties to ask questions or seek clarification on the proposed amendments.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 20 May 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of the Environment

Green Army Round Five — Community Information Session

Are there environmental or conservation projects in your region that would benefit from practical, on-ground support?

Potential Project Hosts were encouraged to participate in this online community information session about Green Army Round Five.

Those who tuned in had the opportunity to ask questions of representatives from the Australian Government Department of the Environment about the Programme and how to apply under Round Five.

Further information about Round Five is available at the Department of the Environment website.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 19 May 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Digital Transformation Office

The GOV.AU prototype: Your questions answered

Meet the creators of the GOV.AU prototype as we showcased our work so far and discussed what it will mean for agencies.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 6 April 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

National Disability Insurance Agency

Early Childhood Early Intervention

Early intervention for a child with a developmental delay or disability is important in maximising benefit for the child and family. Providing quality intervention early in a child’s life reduces the possible need for longer term intervention and improves the functionality, inclusion and wellbeing of a child.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has worked with some of Australia’s leading early childhood intervention practitioners and researchers to design a best-practice approach that is family-centred and importantly, supports children to achieve good outcomes on a case-by-case basis. The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach is in line with the Scheme’s focus on the individual – every child and their family will receive the right support to meet their goals and aspirations based on their needs, regardless of diagnosis. The approach is currently being implemented in New South Wales (Nepean Blue Mountains) and North Queensland (Townsville) regions for children under 7 years. It will be rolled out nationally, in line with the arrangements in the bilateral agreements between the Commonwealth and state and territory governments.

So what does this mean for families, carers and providers of these children? Hear from our panel as they discussed the new ECEI approach, feedback from the Nepean Blue Mountains to date and how the NDIA will work with partners and participants so children and their families obtain the right supports to give them a good start in life.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 5 April 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Digital Transformation Office

Digital Specialist Panel Briefing

Industry briefing to support the Digital Service Professionals Panel RFT. The webcast took potential suppliers through the RFT, detailing what is needed as part of the submission, and answering questions from potential suppliers in the live audience.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 22 March 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

My Aged Care — National Quality Indicators

This webcast provided an overview of the voluntary National Aged Care Quality Indicator Programme for residential care. The QI Programme is an exciting opportunity to collect nationally comparable quality indicator data:

  • to promote your services to consumers; and
  • encourage quality improvement by comparing your service with national results.

During the webcast the panel of experts answered questions from the audience.

View the on-demand webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 21 March 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Increasing Choice in Home Care — Legislative Changes

The Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Increasing Consumer Choice) Bill 2016 was introduced into Parliament on 11 February 2016. The Bill gives effect to the first stage of the home care reforms announced by the Government in the 2015-16 Budget.

The Bill will amend the Aged Care Act 1997 and the Aged Care (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 in three main areas:

  • Funding for a home care package will follow the consumer, replacing the current system where home care places are allocated to individual approved provider
  • There will be a consistent national approach to prioritising access to home care packages through My Aged Care
  • Arrangements for providers to become approved under the Aged Care Act 1997 will also be streamlined

This live webcast explained the changes proposed in the Bill and provided an opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 11 March 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

My Aged Care February 2016 Webinar

The My Aged Care February 2016 Update webinar provided an update on My Aged Care, including the ACAT transition and further information on service referral pathways.

This webinar was one in a series of My Aged Care webinars that the Department is hosting.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 23 February 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

Changes to the Management of Provisionally Allocated Places

The Aged Care Amendments (Red Tape Reduction in Places Management) Bill 2015 (the Bill) was tabled in Parliament in late 2015. The Bill will amend the Aged Care Act 1997 (the Act) to enable the Government to streamline the administration of aged care places by making it easier for approved providers to manage provisional allocations of places and the transfer of places.

The changes may have an impact on the way service providers manage their provisionally allocated places and this webcast provides an opportunity for providers to fully understand the new arrangements.

In this live webcast the Bill and potential impact were explained and hypothetical situations were identified to clarify the effects of the changes.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 12 February 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

National Disability Insurance Agency

NDIS roll out in Tasmania & South Australia

In December 2015, the bilateral agreements for the roll out of the NDIS in Tasmania and South Australia were signed by governments. It is expected that almost 43,000 Australians will ultimately be covered by the NDIS in Tasmania and South Australia. Agreements are now in place in New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. Negotiations on bilateral agreements are continuing between the Commonwealth and other state and territory governments. The NDIS is being introduced in stages, because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. Existing service users and new participants will enter the Scheme progressively.

The NDIA hosted two webinars on the NDIS roll out in Tasmania and South Australia. These sessions provided information to those people living in areas where the Scheme will soon be available (as detailed in the bilateral agreements). Our panel discussed their experiences of the NDIS trial to date and what you can expect as the Scheme is delivered across Tasmania and South Australia.

View the on-demand version of the Tasmania webcast.

View the on-demand version of the South Australia webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 9 February 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

My Aged Care ACAT Refresher Webinar

The My Aged Care ACAT Refresher Webinar on 21 January 2016 focused on readiness preparation for ACAT transition to using My Aged Care. The Department welcomed ACAT representatives from the early implementation and pilot sites to a panel discussion where they shared their experiences of using the full functionality of My Aged Care. A system demonstration of completing an assessment using the National Screening and Assessment Form, finalising a support plan and completing the delegation process in the assessor portal, was provided.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 21 January 2016
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

My Aged Care December 2015 Update

The My Aged Care December 2015 Update webinar showcased the changes made to My Aged Care to date and the improvements you will see in 2016.

This webinar was one in a series of My Aged Care webinars. The webinar highlighted the need for service providers to be ready for the ACAT transition in early 2016 and demonstrate the enhancements we have made to the My Aged Care portals since July 2015.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 14 December 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

CHSP DSS Data Exchange

As the fourth and final webinar supporting the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) transition to using the Data Exchange, this webinar took a highly practical focus and included guidance on requesting access to the Data Exchange, exploring training tools and resources that are available and a walkthrough demonstration of the web-based portal and how a user may interact with it for Administrator and General User functions.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 11 December 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Indigenous Australian Government Development Programme

2014-15 IAGDP Graduation Ceremony

On the 8th of December 2015 we celebrated the achievement of 44 participants, employed across 12 agencies, as they graduated with their Diploma of Government. We acknowledged the hard work and commitment they demonstrated throughout the programme and we wished them all the very best in their future careers in the Australian Public Service.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 8 December 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

National Carer Gateway Webinar

In this webcast, there was a presentation for approximately 30 minutes on the national carer gateway which commences in December 2015.

Information for stakeholders:

  • overview of the implementation of the national carer gateway;
  • how it will help carers;
  • information on the interaction processes for organisations with the national carer gateway contact centre.

There was also a question and answer session for the remaining 30 minutes.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 27 November 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

National Disability Insurance Agency

Provider readiness

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support to Australians with disability. It is the biggest social reform in Australia since the introduction of Medicare. But reform takes time. The NDIS is being introduced gradually around the country because it’s a big change.

Disability Service Providers across Australia are keen to prepare for the NDIS coming to their area and their role in supporting Scheme participants to achieve their goals and aspirations. We know providers can make a great difference to participants’ lives through their ability to form partnerships, innovate and tailor services to meet the needs of individuals. While we recognise change is hard, we also believe the growth ahead creates significant opportunities. To adapt and thrive in the NDIS, providers will need to examine their own organisations and ensure they are able to deliver services that people with disability will demand and that they have highly efficient business systems and processes in place.

So how can providers of disability services prepare for the NDIS? In this webinar, our panel discussed their experiences in preparing for an ‘NDIS world’. They gave first-hand experiences of provider learnings including what worked, what didn’t and practical tips for current and future providers. The webinar provided information about how and when to register as an NDIS Provider.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 24 November 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Health

My Aged Care for Assessors

This webinar was one in a series of My Aged Care webinars that the Department is hosting over the coming months. The focus of this webinar was on how the RAS and ACATs interact with My Aged Care. This webinar was specifically focussed on both assessor groups and as such, the invitation was not extended to service providers or other stakeholders. This webinar was presented by staff from the Department of Health, who recently transitioned from the Department of Social Services.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 23 November 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Australian Taxation Office

Fixing the basics now for better services in 2016

In this live panel discussion viewers heard what work we are doing to fix the basics for better services in 2016. We want to fix the basics to create a better experience for you and your clients into the future.

Panellists from a range of portfolios across the ATO provided updates on current digital initiatives, including:

  • the Client correspondence list, portals and the new portal dashboard
  • changes to practice management software, including authorisation and authentication
  • integrating end-to-end services to improve experiences for you and you clients
  • using data and analytics to create services which better meet you and your clients' situation in the future.

We know we can improve on recent experiences. What will it mean for you and your clients, if we fix the basics now?

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 16 November 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

ACFA Communication Forum

Communication forum hosted by ACFA to discuss the issues affecting the financial performance of rural and remote aged care providers.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 12 November 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Safe Work Australia

Driving good design: the role of the accidental design professional

Live panel discussion followed by a 30 minute online Q&A session on demonstrating the principles of good work design with Geoff Hurst of Engineers Australia, Ergonomist Barbara McPhee, and Peter Holmes of National Australia Bank.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 27 October 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

ACAT Full Transition to using My Aged Care

Since 1 July 2015, Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs) have been receiving referrals for assessment through My Aged Care. From November 2015, ACATs will start to use the full functionality of My Aged Care. This webinar outlined what the transition means for ACATs, the Regional Assessment Service and service providers. The webinar stepped through a range of scenarios to outline what the transition means for ACATs, Regional Assessment Service and service providers.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 26 October 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Safe Work Australia

Designing safe machinery

Live panel discussion followed by a 30–minute Q&A session on designing safe machinery, with Peter Dunphy of SafeWork NSW, Liz Bluff of the Australian National University, and Wes Wilkinson of Work Systems Technology.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 20 October 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

Increasing Choice in Home Care

The Increasing Choice in Home Care Webinar outlined the proposed implementation arrangements for the February 2017 changes to home care and provided an opportunity for interested parties to ask questions.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 19 October 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Safe Work Australia

Construction: work design in complex supply chains

Live panel discussion on good work design in complex supply chains in the construction industry with Mark McCabe of WorkSafe ACT, Helen Lingard of RMIT, and Ross Trethewy of Lend Lease.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 13 October 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

Short-Term Restorative Care Programme

The Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) Programme webinar was used to seek feedback on the proposed policy framework for the new STRC Programme, while also answering questions that stakeholders had.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 8 October 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Safe Work Australia

Becoming a mentally healthy small business

Live panel discussion on becoming a mentally healthy small business with Georgie Harman, CEO beyondblue, Ann Sherry AO, Chair Safe Work Australia and Leanne Faulkner entrepreneur and author of the Fortitude blog about small business and mental health.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 6 October 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

National Disability Insurance Agency

NDIS: New South Wales and Victoria Roll-Outs

On 16 September 2015, the bilateral agreements for the roll out of the NDIS in New South Wales and Victoria were signed by governments. It is expected that almost 245,000 Australians will ultimately be covered by the NDIS in New South Wales and Victoria. Negotiations on bilateral agreements are continuing between the Commonwealth and the other state and territory governments. The NDIS is being introduced in stages, because it's a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. Existing service users and new participants will enter the scheme progressively. The NDIA hosted two webinars on the NDIS roll out; one for NSW and one for Victoria.

These sessions were focused on providing information to people living in areas where the Scheme will soon be available, as detailed in the bilateral agreements. We answered questions on how you might access the Scheme and what you can do to prepare. Our panel discussed their experiences of the NDIS trial to date and what you can expect as the Scheme is delivered across NSW and Victoria.

View the on-demand version of the NSW webcast.

View the on-demand version of the Victoria webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 1 October 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Australian Taxation Office

Tax professionals live webcast: Embracing the digital world to better our clients’ experiences

In this webcast, our panel discussed how we work together to create better services for clients, in the digital world.

Panellists from a range of backgrounds in the tax profession joined the discussion. They gave insights into what a digital future meant for individuals, businesses, tax professionals and software developer experiences. Panellists shared their own experiences and discussed ways they are supporting clients’ expectations in a rapidly digitised world.

Viewers saw a short presentation by the ATO, including a short animation about the pace of change in previous decades.

We know we can improve on recent experiences. What will it mean for you and your clients, if our future tax system works the way you do?

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 29 September 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Social Services

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) transition to the DSS Data Exchange – support for IT vendors

This CHSP DSS Data Exchange webinar provided information to IT vendors, including technical detail for the system to system and bulk upload functionality for the Data Exchange.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Thursday 17 September 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

Department of Social Services

DSS Commonwealth Home Support Programme Data Exchange

The CHSP DSS Data Exchange webinar provided a brief overview of the policy and framework behind the Data Exchange including:

  • what it is
  • data entry
  • further information on transition support &
  • information sessions.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Tuesday 15 September 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

Digital Transformation Office

Digital Community of Practice – Information session and webinar

This event was the third Digital Community of Practice (DCoP) webinar information session, held by the Digital Transformation Office (DTO).

The event was introduced by Jacqui Van Teulingen, leading the Digital Service Standard work in the DTO.

The event:

  • explained the purpose and aim of the assurance framework
  • described the process (including the service design process)
  • discussed how to meet the Standard
  • shared the UK experience
  • heard from service managers that have been through an assessment
  • included Q&A throughout the session with a wrap up at the end for future events

The event featured a panel of speakers including:

  • Jacqui van Teulingen, leading the Digital Service Standard work in the DTO
  • Pia Waugh, leading the Technology and Security team at the DTO
  • Daniel Searle, Chief Strategic Advisor (DTO).

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Monday 14 September 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

Digital Transformation Office

Digital Community of Practice

This event was the second Digital Community of Practice (DCoP) webinar information session, held by the Digital Transformation Office (DTO).

The event was introduced by Paul Shetler, Chief Executive Officer of the DTO.

The event:

  • Welcomed and introduced the vision for government service delivery
  • Introduced the Digital Service Standard and Design Guide, their importance and continuous evolution
  • Discussed how to meet the Standard and evidence and tools to support agencies
  • Included Q&A throughout the session with a wrap up at the end for future events.

The event featured a panel of speakers including:

  • Jacqui van Teulingen, leading the Digital Service Standard work in the DTO
  • Pia Waugh, leading the Technology and Security team at the DTO.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Friday 4 September 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

Australian Taxation Office

Tax professionals live webcast

SuperStream – how to prepare your clients

Join the panel in a live discussion where we’ll discuss SuperStream, what it means for your clients and how you can help them prepare for and implement it.

This unique opportunity will give you the chance to gain key insights from Philip Hind – the ATO’s SuperStream expert – and other industry professionals.

The panel will discuss your experiences with SuperStream and answer questions you might have about SuperStream implementation.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Thursday 27 August 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

Department of Health

Primary Health Care Advisory Group

The Primary Health Care Advisory Group was undertaking a national consultation process to hear the views and experiences of people living with chronic and complex conditions, and people engaged in their care and management across the health system. The National Webcast provided an opportunity to participate in this process.

The Advisory Group has been tasked with examining reform opportunities and providing advice to Government in late 2015 which focuses on achieving better outcomes for people with chronic and complex conditions.

The consultation process focuses on the Discussion Paper, Better outcomes for people with chronic and complex conditions through primary health care, highlighting four themes for reform:

  • Effective and Appropriate Patient Care
  • Use of Technology
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Payment models

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Friday 21 August 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

Department of Social Services

Commonwealth Home Support Programme Data Exchange

The CHSP DSS Data Exchange webinar provided a brief overview of the policy and framework behind the Data Exchange including:

  • what it is
  • data entry
  • further information on transition support
  • information sessions

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Tuesday 18 August 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

Department of Social Services

Commonwealth Home Support Programme update

The CHSP webinar covered key policy and implementation aspects of the new programme, including:

  • General update on key events
  • Information on new CHSP agreements
  • Next steps

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Thursday 6 August 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

Department of Finance

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (PGPA) Framework Training Session 1: PGPA Framework

The purpose of PGPA Framework training is to provide an introduction to the Commonwealth’s governance, performance and accountability framework, and in particular the PGPA Act, which is the cornerstone of the framework.

This training is aimed at officials in Commonwealth entities who want to:

  • know more about the components of the PGPA Framework
  • better understand their duties and responsibilities under the PGPA Act.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Thursday 30 July 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Finance

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (PGPA) Framework Training Session 2: PGPA Act – Fundamentals for Officials

The purpose of PGPA Framework training is to provide an introduction to the Commonwealth’s governance, performance and accountability framework, and in particular the PGPA Act, which is the cornerstone of the framework.

This training is aimed at officials in Commonwealth entities who want to:

  • know more about the components of the PGPA Framework
  • better understand their duties and responsibilities under the PGPA Act.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Thursday 30 July 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Education and Training

Consultation on the Establishment of a New Learning and Teaching Institute Webcast

This was a roundtable discussion, led by Professor Ross Milbourne AO, on the establishment of a new learning and teaching institute.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Tuesday 21 July 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Employment Systems Group webcast

Launching ESS Web

ESS Web represents a new era in employment systems. The new system went ‘live’ for DES providers on Monday 29 June, and on Wednesday 1 July for jobactive organisations.

Stephen Moore, Department of Employment CIO, and his employment systems experts gave a last minute briefing and look at the new system.

Online viewers contributed to the conversation by emailing comments and questions for the panellists.

View the Launching ESS Web webcast

Date and venue information
Date Friday 26 June 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

National Disability Insurance Agency

Facts, Figures and the way forward

The NDIS is starting to improve the lives of our participants. More than 13,000 people now have an approved NDIS plan, which is helping them live more independent lives, engage with their community, enrol in education, enter the workforce, and receive the services and equipment they need.

For some people getting an NDIS plan hasn’t gone smoothly. We have listened to people’s feedback over the past two years and have made improvements, so we can be sure that people remain the most important part of the Scheme.

We are committed to building and delivering a sustainable NDIS for all Australians.

So what improvements have we made to date? What do these improvements mean for people coming into the Scheme?

In this webinar our panel discussed how we are implementing what we have learnt, and answered questions about the NDIS.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Thursday 25 June 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

Department of Social Services

My Aged Care Regional Assessment Service Information Session

The Department of Social Services (DSS) hosted a webinar for both prime organisations and subcontractors engaged to deliver Regional Assessment Services throughout Australia. The webinar provided an update on:

  • access and use of the offline application
  • an overview of the RAS reporting
  • support available to RAS organisations through publications/user guides.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Friday 19 June 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

Department of Social Services

Implementation of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme

The CHSP webinar covered key policy and implementation aspects of the new programme, including:

  • Feedback on recent consultation documents
  • Update on ‘next steps’
  • Information on new CHSP agreements.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Friday 5 June 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

IPAA webcast

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013:
one year on: lessons learned

On 1 July 2014, the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (PGPA) Act 2013 was implemented. This legislation replaced the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997.

The reporting requirements under the PGPA Act have sharpened the focus and legislative obligation on Commonwealth entities to be accountable for nonfinancial performance. The new reporting framework has introduced new elements of performance information including corporate plans and annual performance statements.

  • One year on from implementation is it timely to ask, what has been learned?
  • What impact has the PGPA had on administering programmes and activities more effectively?
  • How are decision makers assessing whether money is being spent judiciously?
  • What are the challenges ahead?

The speakers at this seminar provided three perspectives on progress to date.
The discussion was introduced by Mark Goodsell, NSW Director of the Australian Industry Group, and facilitated by Professor David Caple.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Tuesday 16 June 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

DSS webcast

My Aged Care changes in 2015

The Department of Social Services (DSS) hosted a webinar for aged care stakeholders on changes to My Aged Care.
My Aged Care will be expanded in 2015 to include:

  • a nationally consistent screening and assessment process, with home support assessments undertaken by the My Aged Care Regional Assessment Service and comprehensive assessments undertaken by Aged Care Assessment teams;
  • a client record to allow client information to be appropriately shared with assessors and service providers;
  • an enhanced service finder;
  • electronic referrals managed via the My Aged Care online portals; and
  • service providers being able to self-manage their own service and availability data using the portal.

This webinar provided information about the upcoming changes to My Aged Care. There was a demonstration of how service providers and assessors will interact with My Aged Care via the online portals, including an explanation of the steps that need to be undertaken to set up your organisation in the portal (e.g. add staff), and an explanation of how the portal will be used to support clients to access services (e.g. accept a referral). The webinar also outlined the support available to the aged care sector during the transition, and provided an opportunity to ask questions.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Tuesday 26 May 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

ATO webcast

What is the future role of tax professionals?

In this fourth tax professionals live webcast, the panel discussed the future role of tax professionals.

The panel included a representative of an association, a software developer, a tax agent and a BAS agent.

They spoke about topics such as what the future role will look like and what trends may affect tax professionals, including changes in practice management software.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date Monday, 18 May 2015
Venue 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

ATO Webcast

BAS agents and what changes will affect you

In this third tax professionals live webcast, the panel discussed changes that will affect BAS agents.

The panel included two BAS agents, a representative of the Tax Practitioners Board, the ATO and a BAS agent professional association representative.

They explored how changes in the environment will impact digital service offerings for a BAS agent. Software was discussed, along with panel insights into how they think BAS agent and Bookkeeper roles may change into the future.

The Tax Practitioners Board also covered registration requirements, continuing professional education and their approach to unregistered agents.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 30 April 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

NDIS Webcast

NDIS tips for families and carers

The NDIS is leading the way in providing individualised disability support. It is tailored to your goals and aspirations and focuses on what you can do, not what you can’t.

View the on-demand video to hear the panel discuss their experiences and tips for families and carers

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 29 April 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

IPAA Webcast

Shared Services and Outsourcing

The purpose of a Shared Services function is to eliminate duplication of work and gather purchasing power with the likelihood of maximising savings. The business case is justified through promising operational efficiencies, standardisation and cost savings, but is shared services a fully proven delivery model?

Often, it is a collective decision making model and this approach flies in the face of more traditional project management methodology where there are only a few decision makers.

Speakers for the event were Delaine Wilson CEO of the Shared Services Centre at the Australian Department of Education and Training/Department of Employment, Ms Jill Divorty, Executive Director of Shared Services at the ACT Government and Sheila Pringle, an expert in the field from KPMG Australia.

This seminar was a must see for anyone who is interested in the reshaping of the public service as they seek to prepare for the challenges of the future.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 28 April 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

Digital Transformation Office

Facts, Figures and the way forward

This event was the first Digital Community of Practice (DCoP) webinar information session, held by the interim Digital Transformation Office (DTO).

The session, which was introduced by David Hazlehurst, A/g Chief Executive Officer of the interim DTO:

  • introduced the DTO and our role
  • outlined the Digital Transformation Agenda
  • introduced the Digital Service Standard (the Standard), our design principles, and how to get involved
  • discussed key aspects of the Standard—agile development, user research, and iterative service design.

The event featured a panel of speakers including:

  • Jacqui van Teulingen, leading the Digital Service Standard work in the DTO
  • Sharyn Clarkson, from the australia.gov.au team on agile development
  • Kristy Dam, leading the user research work in the DTO
  • Nikki Campbell, from the DTO’s Design Team.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 23 April 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth Webcast

Fiona Stanley Forum 2015 and ARACY AGM: ‘Inspired and Engaged Learners – A Conversation’

This year's Fiona Stanley Forum was a facilitated conversation between Lockie Cooke, founder of the ICEA Foundation in Western Australia, and a panel of young Australians. The discussion focused on the role families and communities can play in developing a generation of inspired and engaged learners.

The forum provided an opportunity for young people themselves to share their perspectives on the importance of education and learning; how they have been influenced by their families and communities in relation to learning; and the action parents, families and communities can take to positively support learning.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 10 April 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

Australian Taxation Office Webcast

What’s changing for tax professionals in 2015 and 2016?

This webcast, the second in the series of live webcasts run by the ATO for tax professionals, involved a panel discussion about what’s changing for tax professionals in 2015 and 2016.

The panel included a tax professional, a software developer association representative, the ATO and a tax professional association representative.

The panel looked at the changes planned for 2015 and 2016, which will create a foundation to transform tax professional interactions with the ATO and clients.

Social media, broadband and other technology advances are changing client expectations. Like many tax practices, the ATO is also looking at ways to deliver improvements to digital services that will satisfy the needs of tax professionals and their clients.

The panel shared their insights into how expectations of the client as well as the tax professional are changing. They also explored impacts and potential opportunities for tax practices as they plan ahead for these changes.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 30 March 2015
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,  ACT.

IPAA Webcast

Showcasing the Winners of the 2014 Australian Awards for Excellence

The Australian Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management recognise government initiatives across Commonwealth, state, territory and local governments.

In this webcast, last year’s winners discussed the issues involved in undertaking their award winning initiatives and preparing for their nomination. The speakers were Ms Helen Peel, Australian Government Department of Human Services and Mr Graham Tanton, Department of Industry and Science. Mr Kerry Kennedy, the Coordinator of these awards, chaired the event.

This seminar is a must see for anyone interested in better practice public administration, particularly organisations interested in lodging an award nomination in 2015. With 2015 awards nominations opening on 1 April and closing on 14 August, this event was well timed to provide information on the tips and tricks of nominating that special agency initiative.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 24 March 2015
Venue: 50 MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Webcast

MRCA Rehabilitation Long Term Study Design Framework: Information Session

This presentation aimed to provide information about the Request for Tenders (RFT), which was released on 16 February 2015: Study Design Framework for the MRCA Rehabilitation Long-Term Study (RFT number: MRLS01/2015). Details of the RFT can be found via the AusTender website.

If, after reviewing the documentation on AusTender, you have any questions, these must be sent to the tender email address: MRLS.tender1@dva.gov.au.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 2 March 2015
Venue: 50 MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

IPAA Webcast

Ethics and the Public Servant

The duties of public servants are as diverse as the duties and responsibilities of the government. It is the duty of all public servants to ensure that the public's money is spent as efficiently as possible and that programs are provided effectively, without discrimination or prejudice, with transparency and without waste of money or resources.

The Australian Public Service (APS) Values and Code of Conduct apply to all APS employees and are a solid framework for guiding behaviours and decision making. However, at times, public servants will be faced with dilemmas in developing a policy or delivering a program where there is disparity between rules, roles and responsibilities. It is in these situations where care must be taken to make the right decisions as they may have a long lasting impact. They can be difficult decisions to make when there are conflicting demands.

View the on-demand video of this seminar and gain a clearer idea of the complex interactions some public servants encounter when developing policies and programs meant to better lives of Australian people.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 24 February 2015
Venue: 50 MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Webcast

Canada Australia Public Policy Initiative Public Lecture – Indigenous Issues in Canada: How our History Shapes the Debate about the Future

For the 2015 CAPPI Lecture, Mr. Michael Wernick, Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council in Canada and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet, spoke on Indigenous Issues in Canada: How our History Shapes the Debate about the Future. His presentation explored themes of historic and modern treaties, constitutional recognition, relationships between indigenous communities and the Crown, and current opportunities for improving the social well-being and economic participation of indigenous peoples in Canada.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 20 February 2015
Venue: 50 MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Healing Foundation Webcast

Healing Our Stolen Generations: Public Forum and Webinar

The forum provided an opportunity for members of the Stolen Generations to share their stories, with a focus on how they have healed, and continue to heal, from trauma.

The Canberra forum was broadcast over the web as a live interactive seminar. Speakers included Aunty Lorraine Peeters, Mark Bin Bakar, Florence Onus and Ian Hamm. The forum was facilitated by Richard Frankland.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 12 February 2015
Venue: 50 MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

2015-16 IAGDP Information Session

The Indigenous Australian Government Development Programme (IAGDP) is an integrated employment and development programme, delivered over a 15‐month period. In addition to ongoing (permanent) employment, during the course of the programme participants will be provided with professional and personal development opportunities to enhance their capability to undertake a career in the APS.

This information Session provided agencies with information about the services the IAGDP team provide, the 2015-16 programme timeframes and the commitments and responsibility of participating agencies.

This session also provided an update on the process for agencies to nominate to be involved in the 2015-16 programme and compulsory APSC gazettal requirements for all interested agencies.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 9 February 2015
Venue: 50 MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

IPAA Webcast

Address by the Australian Public Service Commissioner

Mr Stephen Sedgwick AO, Fellow of IPAA and the Australian Public Service Commissioner discussed his perspective on the future challenges and opportunities for building an innovative and capable public service. During his presentation, Mr Sedgwick also spoke about the role the public sector can play in improving national productivity through effective program delivery and systems support.

This was a timely end of year event, in an informal setting, that assisted members of the APS to understand and focus on the priorities of the Government for improving public administration.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 11 December 2014
Venue: QT Canberra, 1 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601

2013-14 IAGDP Graduation Ceremony

The Indigenous Australian Government Development Programme (IAGDP) is a 15 month integrated entry level employment and development programme. The programme is administered jointly by the Department of Education and the Department of Employment through the Shared Services Centre and is open to participation by interested APS agencies. The programme supports the Australian Public Service Commission’s Employment Capability Strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employees.

In this webcast we celebrated the achievement of 30 participants, employed across nine agencies, as they graduated with their Diploma of Government. We acknowledged the hard work and commitment they have demonstrated throughout the programme and we wished them all the very best in their future careers in the Australian Public Service.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 10 December 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

NDIS Webinar

Shifting attitudes with assistive technology

In celebration of International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD), the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) hosted ‘Shifting attitudes with assistive technology’, a webinar on assistive technology and the opportunities it can provide for social, economic and community participation.

Live viewers tuned in to the webinar on Wednesday 3 December to hear NDIS staff, participants and innovators talk about their experiences, achievements and the way forward with assistive technologies. This webinar was the ninth in the series of interactive NDIS webinars, and also comprised audio, visual, live captioning and Auslan to make it widely accessible.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 3 December 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

ARACY Webcast

Measuring the wellbeing of children in the 'middle years'

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth hosted one of the world’s experts on middle years, Professor Candace Currie OBE, International Coordinator and Principal Investigator with the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC), the leading global survey of health and wellbeing for older children and adolescents.

This seminar provided an insight on the importance of sound research and statistical analysis in health and health-related behaviour of adolescents, the Australian and global trends in health and development, and showcase Australia’s first nationally representative and internationally comparable survey of wellbeing among children aged 8-14 years, The Australian Child Wellbeing Project.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 1 December 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Webcast

DVA Community Nursing Program Education Session: The New Classification System and Schedule of Fees

Representatives from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Community Nursing Program discussed the new classification system and associated schedule of fees, which was implemented on 1 October 2014.

DVA representatives gave an overview of the new system, including classifying an entitled person and the Majority of Care Principle where combination of care is delivered; changes to referrals; requirements for reviews and comprehensive assessments; Exceptional Cases; and changes to the Minimum Data Set.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 26 November 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

IPAA Webcast

Governing in the Information Era

At no time before have Governments and the private sector had access to so much data. The terms big data and small data are frequently used and the opportunities for Government to use this data to develop policies and programs is huge.

In this seminar, speakers discussed how access to large and complex collections of data challenge traditional data processing applications. As part of the discussion, the speakers also covered how Government is planning to analyse, curate, interrogate, share, store, and transfer this data without violating the privacy of individuals or groups, and what the future plans are for managing this ever increasing generation of information.

The speakers included Mr Barry Sandison, Deputy Secretary, Health and Information at the Department of Human Services (DHS), who provided insight into how the DHS is strategically managing data, storing data and collaborating with policy agencies to facilitate appropriate release and use of data to support good decision making and inform service delivery.

This was IPAA ACT’s final seminar for 2014.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 25 November 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

National Archives of Australia Webcast

Launch of the National Archives of Australia’s new eLearning Products

David Fricker, Director-General of the National Archives of Australia, invited you to the launch of two new eLearning modules. The modules were launched by Ian McPhee PSM, Auditor-General for Australia.

The new eLearning modules are the latest training initiative from the Archives and are designed to increase awareness of digital information and records management in government, as well as provide a platform for accessible skill development for a workforce already operating in the digital environment.

The two new modules are ‘Keep it or delete it: making good choices about information’, which is about what business information you can and can’t destroy under the Archives Act, and ‘Legal requirements: managing digital information and records’, which is about key legislation, policies and standards for managing government information and records

The full modules are available for viewing. 

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 21 November 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

Australian Taxation Office Webcast

Changes in the tax profession

In this webcast, a panel of experts discussed changes impacting the tax profession.

Panel representatives, including a practising tax agent, BAS agent, the ATO and a professional association member, explored significant changes driving fundamental shifts to business models and the workforce.

We know it is challenging being a tax professional in a changing environment. While there is little time to focus on the future, we are at the crossroads in our journey and the stakes are high for tax practitioners. Tax practitioners are also experiencing technological changes, as we transition portal services into ATO Online and to Standard Business Reporting.

Online viewers contributed to the conversation with comments and questions on the topic using the live chat facility. They shared thoughts with the panel about how we can better work together to create a successful and well-connected tax profession for the future. Alternatively, they tweeted their questions and views to #TPWEBCAST.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 17 November 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Play by the Rules Webcast

You Can Play Forum

The Australian Capital Territory Government, Play by the Rules program and Australian Sports Commission partnered to deliver the You Can Play Forum to raise awareness and inspire people to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport.

The forum was facilitated by award winning broadcast journalist and SBS nightly World News anchor Anton Enus.

A panel of high profile Australians, who are involved in or have a perspective of sport across a range of roles and capacities, shared their thoughts and experiences, and contributed to a dynamic, engaging and informative discussion and debate with a live audience. The forum was live streamed nationally to an online audience who contributed to the discussion using social media.

Online viewers contributed to the conversation by submitting questions for the panellists and comments on the day via the Twitter hashtag #youcanplayforum or through the Livechat facility.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 5 November 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Safe Work Australia Webcast

Leadership and work health and safety in challenging working environments

Safe Work Australia presented ‘Leadership and work health and safety in challenging working environments’, the second interactive panel discussion during its Virtual Seminar Series. This exciting panel discussion explored the relationship between work health and safety and business productivity, and how good work health and safety can be achieved even when operating in challenging working environments.

The discussion was introduced by Mark Goodsell, NSW Director of the Australian Industry Group, and facilitated by Professor David Caple.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 24 October 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

NDIS Webinar

Families, carers and the NDIS

To mark Carers Week, the National Disability Insurance Agency hosted ‘Families, carers and the NDIS’, the eighth in the series of interactive NDIS webinars. Panellists discussed their experiences as carers and family members with the Scheme. The webinar comprised audio, visual, live captioning and Auslan to make it widely accessible.

The online audience took part in the conversation by submitting questions and comments via Twitter using the hashtag #NDISWEBINAR or through the LiveChat facility.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 13 October 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Australian Strategy Virtual Seminar Series

Walking the talk: leadership in practice

Safe Work Australia presented an exciting interactive panel discussion on workplace leadership and culture during its Virtual Seminar Series.

The panel featured Mark McCabe – WorkSafe ACT Commissioner, Dr David Borys – East Carolina University, and Rod Maule – Director Safety, Quality and Risk Management at Transdev. The discussion was facilitated by Professor David Caple. The panel explored how a regulator supports businesses to do things better, how the academic debate is still not settled, and how real world leaders are making safety a priority.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 3 October 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

Department of Empoyment

Welcome to Employment Services 2015 IT

This webcast was hosted by Stephen Moore, Chief Information Officer of the Department of Employment and Head of the Employment Systems Group. It featured presentations by Stephen and Kerryn Kovacevic, Acting Branch Manager of Online Services and Transition Development.

Stephen and Kerryn shared with the live and online audience some of the initial thoughts around Employment Systems in 2015. Viewers were able to submit comments and questions throughout the session.

View the on-demand version of this webcast.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 23 September 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

IPAA Webcast

Health Reform and eHealth

Much progress has been made in the implementation of the National eHealth Strategy, and review activities of the Personally Controlled eHealth Record (PCEHR) and the work to refresh the National eHealth Strategy have provided a useful guide to the further development of eHealth in Australia. In this webcast, the Australian Government Department of Health spoke about the state of play and the activities shaping the future of eHealth in Australia.

Mr Paul Madden, Deputy Secretary and Chief Information and Knowledge Officer at the Department of Health, discussed the key recommendations from the review of the PCEHR, the work that was being undertaken to drive finalisation of the National eHealth Strategy, and the part that eHealth could play in delivering benefits to health services.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 23 September 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

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IPAA Webcast

Portfolio and Investment Management - A Government Perspective

A number of Commonwealth agencies or organisations within their portfolios are significantly involved and active within the Australian residential and investment property markets. Defence Housing Australia (DHA) not only plays a development role in acquiring and developing land, and constructing and purchasing houses, but is also a serious investor and well equipped landlord. Part of DHA's remit is to provide quality housing to Defence members and their families.

The operations of Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) differ somewhat from DHA. Aboriginal Hostels have established multiple locations across Australia providing safe, comfortable and affordable accommodation for Indigenous people who need to be away from home. And, not unexpectedly the Department of Finance maintains a keen interest in investment management through its Property and Construction Division.

In this seminar the presenters discussed how Government excels in this field through continuous improvement, benchmarking and setting the bar at a high level for the private sector.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 26 August 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

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IPAA Webcast

Public Interest Disclosure - Observations at the six month mark

This seminar provided an insight (from the Ombudsman's office as well as two agencies) into how agencies are progressing implementation of the public interest disclosure scheme, including how they are meeting their legislative obligations and managing disclosures made by public officials.

The seminar also provided an opportunity to discuss any issues or challenges that agencies and public officials are facing in implementing or utilising the public interest disclosure scheme.

The presenters answered questions from the live theatre audience and online viewers, who submitted questions and comments via the Twitter hashtag #IPAAPID or through the Livechat facility.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 29 July 2014
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

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Y20 2014 Summit – Closing Ceremony

Watch the closing ceremony to discover first-hand the achievements of the Y20. It features an official statement on the outcomes from Y20 Planning Group Co-Chair, Josh Zwar, an address from the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, and performances by the Sydney Philharmonia Choir.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 15 July 2014
Venue: Cockle Bay, Sydney, NSW.

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Y20 2014 Summit – Interactive Panel Session: Sustainable Development

The Panel discussed a number of significant issues relating to sustainable development in this interactive Q&A session, such as inclusive growth, access to new energy markets, food security and sustainable infrastructure.

The online audience took part in the discussion by submitting questions and comments via Twitter using the hashtag #Y20AUS and the LiveChat facility.

Date and venue information
Date: Monday 14 July 2014
Venue: Cockle Bay, Sydney, NSW.

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Y20 2014 Summit – Interactive Panel Session: Global Citizenship

In this interactive Q&A session, the Panel spoke about obstacles to achieving a cohesive globalised community and economy, which include labour mobility challenges and trade and investment barriers. The online audience took part in the discussion by submitting questions and comments via Twitter using the hashtag #Y20AUS and the LiveChat facility.

Date and venue information
Date: Sunday 13 July 2014
Venue: Cockle Bay, Sydney, NSW.

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Y20 2014 Summit – Interactive Panel Session: Jobs Creation

The G20 have singled out youth unemployment as a critical issue, particularly with youth unemployment rising to 73 million in 2013. In this interactive Q&A session, the Panel discussed discuss solutions to youth unemployment around the world.

The online audience took part in the discussion by submitting questions and comments via Twitter using the hashtag #Y20AUS and the LiveChat facility.

Date and venue information
Date: Sunday 13 July 2014
Venue: Cockle Bay, Sydney, NSW.

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Y20 2014 Summit – Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony was jam-packed with events, including a welcome by the Y20 Planning Group, a Welcome to Country featuring a smoking ceremony and corroboree dance, an introduction by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, and a video message from the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott MP.

Date and venue information
Date: Sunday 13 July 2014
Venue: Cockle Bay, Sydney, NSW.

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Healing Foundation Webcast

Cultural Solutions: Understanding Suicide

The Healing Foundation held Cultural Solutions: Understanding Suicide, a public forum with live streaming, to discuss the critical issue of suicide and wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The keynote speaker was Professor Michael Chandler and the panel members were Pat Anderson AO, Professor Ngiare Brown, Jeremy Donovan and MC Greg Turnbull.

The discussion focused on the effects of trauma and how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are applying cultural solutions to promote healing in communities.

Online viewers contributed to the conversation by submitting questions and comments on the day via the Twitter hashtag #CulturalSolutions or through the Livechat facility.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 4 July 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

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NDIS Webinar

Provider Q&A on NDIS Price Changes

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released the methodology to achieve an 'efficient price' for key disability supports, as part of building a more competitive market over time to underpin choice and control for people with disability.

The NDIA held this webinar for providers to ask David Bowen, CEO of the NDIA, and others panellists questions about the recently announced 2014 price changes.

The online audience took part in the conversation by submitting questions and comments via Twitter using the hashtag #NDISWEBINAR or through the LiveChat facility. This webinar was the first in the entire series of NDIA webinars to feature online panellists, who exclusively answered questions from online viewers.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 3 July 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

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DSS Webcast

Key Directions for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme

The Department of Social Services held a live webinar on the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, which featured a presentation of the key design directions for the new programme followed by a question and answer session. The webinar provided an opportunity for those who missed the recent face-to-face sessions to attend a virtual briefing, and was also a chance for people to ask any remaining questions before the closing of submissions on the 30 June 2014.

For further context on the presentation, please see the Key Directions for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme Discussion Paper, which is available on the Department of Social Services website.

The online audience took part in the webinar by submitting questions and comments via the LiveChat facility.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 26 June 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

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IPAA Webcast

The Commonwealth Financial Framework

The implementation of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act (PGPA) 2013 from 1 July 2014 impacts on reporting requirements for agencies currently operating under the auspices of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997.

Senior public servants from the Department of Finance delivered presentations about the PGPA and provided in depth information on the requirements of agencies under the new reporting arrangements. The presenters also answered questions from the live theatre audience and online viewers, who submitted their questions and comments via the Twitter hashtag #IPAAFRAMEWORK and the LiveChat facility.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 24 June 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

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NDIS Webinar

Preparing for the NDIS

The sixth National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) webinar brought together participants and carers from the 2013 NDIS trial sites to share their experiences accessing the Scheme. Participants shared their views on how best to prepare for the NDIS and responded to questions from the live online audience, who submitted questions and comments via Twitter and the LiveChat facility.

The NDIS’s series of webinars are recommended for people with disability, family members, carers, advocates, support providers and community members. This webinar will be particularly useful for people preparing to enter the Scheme in new and expanding trial sites across Australia.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 5 June 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

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MDBfutures Webcast

MDB: The Plan, The People, The Community – Are We One Yet?

The Murray-Darling Basin Futures Collaborative Research Network (MDBfutures) brought together a panel with deep knowledge and expertise to explore the implications of MDBfutures’ work on communities. The panel event was facilitated by Virginia Haussegger, an award winning journalist, author and social commentator.

The audience heard from community, industry, Indigenous and government representatives and MDBfutures researchers about the state of the Basin. The panel also answered such questions as: Where are Basin communities now? What does the Basin Plan mean for these communities? What challenges and opportunities confront them and how are they responding?

During the event, the in-house audience had the opportunity to share their own perspectives on the Basin. Online viewers also contributed to the conversation by submitting questions and comments via the Twitter hashtag #MDBfutures and the Livechat facility.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 30 May 2014
Venue: Peninsula Room, Australian National Museum, Lawson Crescent, Acton ACT.

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NAA Webcast

Information: the Currency of the Digital Economy

On Thursday 29 March, the National Archives of Australia was pleased to present Information: the Currency of the Digital Economy Conference, the final event for Information Awareness Month in Canberra. Speakers discussed the value of information as a business and economic asset to the Australian Government and the nation.

The opening session of the conference was live streamed and included:

  • An opening address by The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Minister for Communications
  • A video conference presentation by Dave Adamson, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, on ‘Exploring the Canadian experience’
  • An address by David Fricker, Director-General, National Archives of Australia, titled Digital continuity and the digital economy – towards 2020

Online viewers contributed to the conversation by submitting questions and comments on the day via the Twitter hashtag #IAM_2014.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 29 May 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

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IPAA Webcast

Journey to Reconciliation: Progressing Reconciliation Action Plans

IPAA ACT proudly celebrated Reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians on Tuesday 27 May – the first day of Reconciliation Week 2014 and the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.

Reconciliation Action Plans have become a means for organisations to practically demonstrate what they will do to build strong relationships and enhance respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.

At this seminar facilitated by Ms Joy Dawson from Reconciliation Australia, speakers gave their perspectives on how Reconciliation Plans are progressing in their agencies.

Online viewers contributed to the conversation by submitting questions for the panellists and comments on the day via Twitter and the Livechat facility.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 26 May 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

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IPAA Webcast

Do More With Less

IPAA has recently finalised two professional capability standards for  public sector professionals. Professional standards are a tool to improve  recruitment outcomes, assess training relevance and enhance career development.

In this webcast, IPAA  presented an overview of its Professional Standards Capability Program, with a  focus on how the Procurement Standard can be applied within an organisation and  examples of how a professional approach to procurement has delivered savings to  government.

Online viewers contributed  to the conversation by submitting questions and comments for the panellists via  the Twitter hashtag #IPAASTANDARDS or through the Livechat facility.

  Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 29 April 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

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NDIS Webinar

Meet the Governors of the National  Disability Insurance Scheme

The fifth highly  anticipated NDIS webinar brought together Senator the Hon Mitch  Fifield, Assistant Minister for Social Services, Mr Bruce  Bonyhady AM, Chair of the NDIA Board, and Dr Rhonda Galbally AO,  Principal Member of the NDIS Independent Advisory Council, to discuss the  Scheme and respond to questions from the audience.

‘Governors of the NDIS’  was the first in the entire series of NDIS webinars to feature a live theatre  audience. The online audience were also able to take part in the conversation  and have their say by submitting questions for the panel via the Twitter hashtag #NDISWEBINAR or through  the LiveChat facility.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday    16 April 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St,    ACT.

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Y20 Q & A Event

The National Youth Week – Y20 Panel Webcast launched the Y20 youth engagement activities in the lead up to the Y20 Summit. In line with the National Youth Week theme “Our Voice. Our Impact.” this webcast engaged with youth throughout Australia and allowed them to share their experiences on the Y20 Summit themes.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 9 April 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

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ARACY Webcast

Fiona Stanley Forum 2014

ARACY was thrilled to welcome its founding executive director, Professor Fiona Stanley AC, FAA, FASSA, who presented ‘The wellbeing of Australian children in 2034: Closing the gap between our aspirations and our effort.’

This presentation focused on practical strategies to move Australia from its middling to lower wellbeing results for young people in comparison to other developed countries, to placing in the top third of OECD countries for indicators of child and youth wellbeing. This included details of a 20 year strategic child and youth wellbeing translational research agenda, funding prioritisation toward effective Aboriginal controlled early childhood programs, collectively working toward a shared vision for children and young people’s wellbeing, and being more effective in the way we deliver programs and services on the ground to children and families.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 28 March 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

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IPAA Webcast

Showcasing the 2013 PM's Awards for Excellence

The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management are national awards administered by the ACT Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT. On 25 March, representatives of three organisations discussed the issues involved in undertaking their award winning initiative and the preparation of their nomination.

This seminar is a must see for anyone interested in better practice public administration, particularly any organisation interested in lodging an award nomination in 2014. With 2014 awards nominations opening on 1 May and closing on 15 August, this event was well timed to provide information on the tips and trips of nominating that special agency initiative.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 25 March 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

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NDIS Webinar

Women, Disability, the NDIS and the Broader Community

An NDIS contribution to mark International Women’s Day.

“Inspiring Change” was the theme for International Women’s Day in 2014. The NDIS brought together a panel of inspiring women to respond to your questions and to share their insights in a lively discussion about what it is to be a woman with disability in today’s Australia.

People with disability, family members, carers, advocates, support providers and community members joined the discussion online and contributed to the conversation.

The on-demand video comprises audio, video, closed captioning and Auslan to make it as widely accessible as possible.

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 20 March 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

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NDIS Webinar

A Strong Voice: Self Advocacy

The third event in the highly successful series of interactive webinars presented by the National Disability Insurance Agency, ‘A Strong Voice’ focused on self-advocacy and how people with disability take control of their lives to speak for themselves with greater confidence.

The panel of speakers comprised strong self-advocates who brought stories from their lives and shared their insights into self-advocacy.

The panel discussed how self-advocacy has helped them to make informed choices about their reasonable and necessary supports and achieve their personal goals as valued, contributing and included members of the community. The panel also answered questions from the online audience about how they can build self-advocacy into their own lives.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 27 February 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

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IPAA Webcast

An Inclusive Culture During Downsizing: Is it at risk?

Currently, many agencies are in the process of downsizing, or planning to do so in the near future. In fact, the APS in particular is undergoing transformational change. As this occurs it will be a real challenge to ensure that women and more generally minority groups such as those with a disability indigenous or non-English background employees are not disproportionately affected.

You may think that much has been accomplished toward diversity in the APS and a more inclusive culture however the evidence indicates much more needs to be done if we are to have both a more productive and inclusive workplace.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 25 February 2014
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT.

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NDIS: Breaking Down Barriers

The National Disability Insurance Agency held an interactive webinar on Tuesday 10 December. People with disability, carers, advocates, support providers and community members contributed to a lively discussion about breaking down barriers.

Sylvana Mahmic, mother of Karim, a young man with disability; Melanie Schlaeger, an advocate for self-directed disability supports; and Keryl Neville, the CEO of LEAD, an ACT-based organisation that provides supports for people with disability; inspired the online audience with a discussion about their personal experiences in breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries and forging inclusion through innovation.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

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IPAA Annual Address: The Path Forward for the APS

Dr Watt, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Head of the Australian Public Service (APS), talks about the challenges and opportunities ahead for the APS and on what it must do to best position itself for the future.

This was a timely end of year event, in an informal setting, that was intended to help members of the APS apply the principles of good public administration in working to develop and implement the Government's substantial agenda and maintain their role as the advisers, implementers and deliverers of choice for Government.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday, 6 December 2013
Venue: Rydges Lakeside, 1 London Circuit, Canberra ACT

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Telework: the flexible workplace of the future

Telework is working regularly from a place other than the office, in most cases from a home office. It utilises information and communications technology to stay connected to colleagues and work systems.

The pending rollout of the NBN will be a key enabler for telework as high-definition interactive environments between the traditional workplace and a teleworker’s location of choice become a reality.

The Department of Communications held this forum to highlight the role of telework in future workplace arrangements in the Australian Government. Hear about the skills and capabilities needed to join the anywhere working world.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 20 November 2013
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

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NDIS – Choice and Control Webinar

Choice and Control: What do these terms mean to people with disability, their families and carers and those in the disability sector?

This was the very first NDIS interactive online video webinar. The invited speakers brought their unique and personal insights into the impact of disability on everyday life and how greater choice and control might reduce that impact, while online viewers had the opportunity to ask questions and join the discussion.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 6 November 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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CASM Forum - October

The Cross Agency Social Media Forum (CASM) provides cost effective opportunities for APS practitioners to share social media and online engagement experiences, resources, documents (e.g. policies, presentations etc.) across the APS.

CASM members (APS staff) are able to contribute views and opinions on social media use and access a host of shared resources and opportunities, including monthly CASM events and workshops.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 25 October 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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IPAA – Public Interest Disclosure: Strengthening Integrity

The purpose of this seminar was to discuss new Public Interest Disclosures Schemes for the Commonwealth and ACT Public Sectors.

A new Public Interest Disclosure Scheme will soon be introduced to cover the Commonwealth Public Sector and earlier this year an improved scheme had been implemented in the ACT. These Public Interest Disclosure Schemes aim to build a culture that encourages early internal disclosures and pro-active management and resolution by agencies of identified wrongdoings.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 22 October 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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IPAA – Social Media and its Impact on Communications

If you are a somewhat tech savvy individual, it is more than likely that you use social media applications to communicate with friends, colleagues and whoever follows you. This may include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Linkedin and Pinterest , to name a few of the ever expanding list of social media tools.

This seminar examined and discussed what government is doing in this space.

Carla 'Biggzy' Bignasca, chaired this event, featuring presentations by John Sheridan, Mia Garlick, Kate Bowmaker and Steve Davis on recent developments.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 24 September 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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IPAA – Public Sector Values

Public service values and a code of conduct help shape the culture of the public service.

If these values are not upheld the public will lose confidence in public servants who are employed to exercise authority when meeting government objectives.

In the ACT it is clear that there is strong alignment between the value bases of both public sectors.

At this seminar, Steve Sedgwick AO, the Australian Public Service Commissioner, discussed the newly released ICARE principles – designed to underpin the behaviour of all Commonwealth public servants, and Andrew Kefford from the ACT Government discussed the ACT Public Service Values and Signature Behaviours.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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Cross Agency Social Media Gov 2.0 DEEWR Forum

The Cross Agency Social Media Forum (CASM) provides cost effective opportunities for APS practitioners to share social media and online engagement experiences and resources.

Members of the APS are encouraged to attend CASM events for networking, peer support and knowledge sharing opportunities.

Staff in social media-related roles have the opportunity to share policies, documentation, strategies and news with forum members of diverse backgrounds and experience.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 21 August 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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IPAA/NAA Webcast – Navigating Machinery of Government Changes

This seminar was the third in a series informing public servants of appropriate processes and protocols to be observed during a Federal election caretaker period and any following Machinery of Government changes.

In conjunction with the National Archives of Australia, IPAA ACT secured speakers who discussed important issues during and following structural changes across Australian Government portfolios.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 13 August 2013
Venue: Menzies Room – National Archives of Australia

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IPAA – Caretaker Conventions and Machinery of Government Changes

By now all Commonwealth public servants should know there will be a Federal Election in September and the Government will enter the 'caretaker period'.

This is the time when the House of Representatives is dissolved and continues until an election result is clear or, if there is a change of government, until a new government is appointed.

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) has prepared guidelines on Caretaker Conventions which aim to ensure an incumbent government does not bind an incoming government and limit its freedom of action.

At this seminar, Philippa Lynch from PM&C discussed these guidelines and Leo Hardiman, Deputy General Counsel from the Australian Government Solicitor, discussed what happens after an election; in particular, managing Machinery of Government Changes.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 25 June 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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IPAA – A Winning Strategy for Defence People

At this seminar Major General Gerard Fogarty discussed the 2011 'Skype' incident at the Australian Defence Force Academy which resulted in reviews of some aspects of the Defence culture.

Major General Fogarty outlined the organisational response to these reviews and a strategy for cultural change and reinforcement.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 28 May 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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Centenary of Canberra

SCULPTURE: Space and Place: Vivien Lovell keynote address

The SCULPTURE: Space and Place symposium presented national and international perspectives as a context for discussion of sculpture. It brought together artists, curators and art writers to discuss public sculpture, sculpture parks, galleries and works in collections.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 10 May 2013
Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia

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Clean Energy Regulator

Carbon Farming Initiative Webcasts

The Clean Energy Regulator held three information sessions to provide detailed information regarding the Carbon Farming Initiative.

Piggeries – Destruction of Methane Generated from Manure

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 8 May 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

This webcast is no longer available.

Environmental Plantings of Native Species

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 9 May 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

This webcast is no longer available.

Landfill – Capture and Combustion of Methane

Date and venue information
Date: Thursday 9 May 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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Digital Communication in the APS in 2013: The Year of Engagement

Government communication teams must lead by example with cost-effective and impactful communication to maximise engagement and measurability. Content that delivers clear and measurable results is the best way to promote the positive impact of your department’s activity to the Australian public.

In this seminar, a panel of leaders in the Australian Public Service shared strategic insights and practical guidance on how to deliver more engaging communication in the age of digital communication.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Venue: 50MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke St, ACT

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National Workers Memorial Inauguration Ceremony

Date and venue information
Date: Sunday 28 April 2013
Venue: Kings Park, Lake Burley Griffin, Parkes

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Big Society

Big Society is about giving power to people, opening up who runs public services and encouraging volunteering, however, critics claim it is a cover for public spending cuts.

Speakers at this seminar discussed the politics of the idea, the design of Big Society programs in the context of a broader public service reform agenda, the likely implications of Big Society for citizens, professionals and politicians, and lessons for policy makers.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 23 April 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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Australian Bureau of Statistics

2016 Census – Final Public Consultation

Since the consultation period began in early November 2012, Australians have been having their say on the proposed content and procedures for the 2016 Census.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) organised this webinar as a final opportunity for interested parties to attend a public consultation.

This presentation outlined initial ABS views on the topics and procedures for the 2016 Census and provided an overview of submissions.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 12 April 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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Commonwealth Reconciliation Action Plan Forum with Reconciliation Australia

This forum’s aim was to use the collective knowledge, skills and resources of government agencies to support the implementation of reconciliation initiatives throughout the Commonwealth.

The forum included a number of presentations about engagement in reconciliation.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 27 March 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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IPAA – Leveraging Better Public Sector Management

Ian McPhee PSM delivered a presentation on how we might better leverage public sector performance.

Australia has been a leader in implementing public sector reform and there is an expectation that the public sector will continue to perform strongly in the future.

Stephen Bartos, an expert on public policy, provided a response and facilitated questions.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 26 March 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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IPAA – Complaints Handling – How Government Agencies Deal with Complaints from the Public

This seminar highlighted that an important part of public administration is the recognition by government agencies that they are responsible for ensuring comprehensive complaints handling and review arrangements are in place.

Date, time and location information.
Date: Tuesday 26 February 2013
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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ArtsQuest – Heights and Hopes - National Arts Summit 2013

The ArtsQuest – Heights and Hopes Summit brought together three generations of artists – young and emerging, established and senior artists and mentors – who identified issues, aspirations, and solutions relating to arts practice and arts education in Australia.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 12 February 2013
Venue: Australian National University, School of Music, Canberra

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IPAA – National Disability Insurance Scheme Update

This seminar provided an update on the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the launch of trial sites across most Australian states.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 27 November 2012
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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IPAA – Reach Out – Improving Collaboration between Research and the Public Service

This seminar discussed collaborative partnerships between researchers and public servants and the importance of building bridges between academics and the people managing government programs.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 23 October 2012
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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Transparency in Government - Reflections on the impact of recent reforms

This seminar reflected on the impact of the recent reforms in Australian government information policy, practices and oversight which were aimed at improving transparency and openness in government and encouraging greater community engagement.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 25 July 2012
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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Accountability and Governance in a Joined Up World

This seminar assessed whether accountability and governance arrangements are adequately in place to deal with this increasingly joined up and connected public administration.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 26 June 2012
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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Data Centre as a Service – Industry Briefing Session

The Australian Government Information Office invited organisations to attend a project update on the Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS) project.

The one-hour presentation addressed changes to the DCaaS sourcing strategy and the proposed structure of the catalogue through which products will be marketed to agencies.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 2 May 2012
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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IPAA ACT – Harmonised Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

Sue McCubbin, the Director of Education for Comcare and Kylie Edwards, the Training Officer for WorkSafe ACT, provided an overview of key significant changes occurring through the harmonisation of work health and safety laws. They also provided an insight into the rollout and implementation of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 from the perspective of WorkSafe ACT.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 24 April 2012
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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Cross Agency Communication Forum

Speakers included Sandi Logan, Brant Trim and Ron Jones.

The full program is available on the Cross Agency Communication Forum Govdex Site. If you do not have access to the site please contact socialmedia@deewr.gov.au.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 9 March 2012
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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Balancing National Security and Individual Rights

In February 2012 the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security celebrated 25 years of holding Australia's spooks to account.

The Inspector-General provides independent assurance to Ministers, Parliament and the Australian public that intelligence and security agencies act with legality, propriety and in accordance with human rights.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 28 February 2012
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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Canberra Multimedia Accessibility Seminar

As Australian Government agencies and departments come to grips with the impact of WCAG 2.0 compliance on audio and video content, Viocorp hosted an interactive information session to help understanding of changes.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 14 February 2012
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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Jamil Salmi, Tertiary Education Coordinator, World Bank – Seminar: The role and usefulness of university rankings systems

Mr Salmi gave a presentation on the role and usefulness of university rankings systems; something of great interest in the current climate.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 6 December 2011
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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APS and ACT Reform UpDate: Moran and Hawke Reviews: Where are we now?

The Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Public Service Commission, Carmel McGregor, provides a scorecard update of progress to date and more detail on what is still planned since the release of the 'Blueprint for the Reform of Australian Government Administration'.

The acting ACT Commissioner for Public Administration provided an update on reforms since the release of 'Governing the City State: one ACT Government, One ACT Public Service'.

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 22 November 2011
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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IPAA – Young Professional Network Forum

At this forum on social media in government experienced practitioners updated knowledge with insights on the strengths and weaknesses of using social media within government, and on how the ACT Government has made use of Twitter to spread its message to ACT citizens.

Date and venue information
Date: Friday 18 November 2011
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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Digital Communication, online engagement and social marketing in the Australian Public service

Best practice in Video Communication, Online Engagement and Social Marketing.

Case studies from some of the most innovative Australian Government departments.

Discussion about the establishment of an Audiovisual and Online Broadcast Practice Group.

Date and venue information
Date: Wednesday 2 November 2011
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

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IPAA – Gotcha! or Improving Administration? The Impact of Oversight and Review Agencies

This seminar explored the role and impact of the Commonwealth Government's oversight and review agencies.

Do they exist to catch out departments and agencies or is their main purpose and impact the gradual improvement of public administration?

Or is there a bit of both in what they deliver?

Date and venue information
Date: Tuesday 23 August 2011
Venue: 50 Marcus Clarke St Theatre, ACT

View the on-demand version of this webcast – IPAA website.