The Government’s APS reform agenda: A world-class Australian Public Service

The Government’s APS reform agenda: A world-class Australian Public Service

Government
Friday, 13 December 2019

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Delivering for Australians - A world-class Australian Public Service: The Government's APS reform agenda

Today, the Australian Government’s reform agenda for the APS: Delivering for Australians has been released, alongside the Government’s response to the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service.

The reform agenda is set against six guideposts, and puts the Australian people at the heart of what the APS does.

In 2018 the Government commissioned the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service to help ensure the public service remains fit-for-purpose in the decades to come.

Led by Chair David Thodey AO, the review has been shaped by input from more than 11,000 individuals and organisations, including public servants and members of the public.

The Review’s final report delivered 40 recommendations and provides a comprehensive platform for change – 35 recommendations will be taken forward partially or in full.

Read the open letter to the APS from the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Australian Public Service Commissioner, on the PM&C website.