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.