A message to the APS from the Minister for the Public Service

Hi, I’m Senator Katy Gallagher, Minister for the Public Service. All the APS can be proud of everything you do.

You make a difference to the lives of Australians and I am honoured to support you as we work together to strengthen the public sector. It’s been a difficult few years of floods, fires and the pandemic - thanks for all the hard work and sustained commitment. Right now, we’re embarking on big changes as part of APS Reform.

This is an exciting time for us all, a time of change within the service. We have an ambitious plan to strengthen the public service so that it embodies integrity in everything it does; puts people and business at the centre of policy and services; is a model employer; and has the capability to do its job well. I want us to work together to create an APS that’s in the best position to serve and support people, businesses and communities for generations to come.

I encourage you to share your ideas and experiences about how we can further strengthen the APS. Start a conversation, talk to each other, listen. I’ll keep you updated as APS Reform progresses, and so will your leaders and the APS Reform Office at PM&C. Every one at every level of the APS has a role to play in reinvigorating, reimagining and reforming our Public Service. Thank you.