April 2020 - 43.1

The latest issue, and first for 2020, of the Public Sector Journal is out now.

We appreciate the enormous demands on all our members at the moment. We hope an opportunity will open up in forthcoming weeks to read our Journal. 

You will all have your distinctive interests. We commend to you the following:

Views of the public sector reforms:

The key article draws out some points made by IPANZ in its submission. It emphasises how important this legislation is and focusses on the importance of cultural, not structural change; the absolute importance of stewardship and the need to encourage and facilitate the incorporation of Maori values. The issue of stewardship – focusing on the long term briefings – is expanded on by Jonathan Boston. Deb Te Kawa challenges us to think what is required for real Maori development. All public sector professionals will have to breathe life into this legislation.

Creating climate-resilient communities:

We are in the midst of a world wide pandemic crisis right now. Climate Change is threatening us and our planet – a truly unprecedented challenge. This article describes some impacts. Above all shows what it means for public sector professionals in local and central government roles, and how initiatives are beginning to develop and have an impact. Another example of big changes for us all now and in the future.

The best and the brightest

IPANZ is always pleased to have our young professionals giving us their views. In this Journal a young graduate tells us how she sees merit and diversity.