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As Premier of South Australia, Don Dunstan set new directions for public administration that had far-reaching national impacts. Shortly before his death in 1998, Don Dunstan entrusted to the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA), the key advocate for effective public administration, the honour of carriage of the annual Don Dunstan Oration on Public Administration, and was in fact its first Orator.

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Annabel Crabb is one of Australia's most popular political commentators. With her unique style of writing and natural wit, Annabel provides distinctive observations and analysis in her reporting on political events of the day.

Chief political writer for ABC online and Walkley Award winning journalist with over 15 years covering national politics for 13. Annabel has worked extensively in radio, television and print media as a political commentator. She is a ten-year veteran of ABC’s Insiders programme, and appeared as one of 5 expert panellists on Gruen Nation during the 2010 election. She is
also the host of ABC’s Kitchen Cabinet with Annabel Crabb. Annabel is interested in new platforms for political reporting and has established a regular live "Twittercast" of parliamentary question time.


MC: Erma Ranieri, Acting Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, Chief Executive, Office for Public Sector Renewal
Deputy Chief Executive, Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE)

In her role as Chief Executive, Office for Public Sector Renewal, Erma oversees multiple sector-wide reform programs including Change@SouthAustralia, executive development and leadership, and developing a sustainable approach to workforce management.

Change@SouthAustralia aims to shape a culture that fosters a more confident and productive workforce – one that embodies values integral to the public service and has citizen-centric service delivery at the heart of its operations.

Erma is also the Deputy Chief Executive of the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE). In this role she has led significant organisational change, strategic policy and leadership development. Erma plays an important role in shaping the culture and values of the agency.

Recently appointed the Acting Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, Erma was also elected President of IPAA in August 2012 and is currently the Chair of the Industry Advisory Board, Centre for Human Resource Management at UniSA.

Erma has more than 30 years’ experience, has published papers in management journals, and regularly presents at local and national events on organisational culture, values, change and leadership.