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INFOCUS SEMINAR | From Textbook to Coalface: The Reality of Intergovernmental Decision-Making



Start Date

18 May 2016 1:00 pm

End Date

18 May 2016 2:00 pm

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Presented by

Greg Johannes, Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet

This presentation is based around Greg Johannes' experience supporting four different Premiers to work with five different Prime Ministers through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) over the past 10 years. Greg will argue that much of what we read in text books about policy making in Government bears little resemblance to the reality of intergovernmental relations and that, if it did, agreements would never be reached.

Greg Johannes is Secretary of the Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet and Head of Tasmania's State Service. Over the last 13 years Greg has held a succession of high profile roles in Tasmania, including work as the Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services and Deputy Secretary of Business and Community Development within the State's Development Agency. Before returning home to Hobart in 2002, Greg spent 12 years working in Canberra and Western Australia for both the public and private sectors. This included major stints in the Western Australian mining industry, work as the Manager of Industry Policy with Australia's largest business advocacy body, and a series of senior appointments in the Defence Department. Greg is a Director of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre and the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, and the immediate past President of the Tasmanian Division of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and Relationships Australia - Tasmania.

This is a free seminar and everyone is welcome to attend.

WHEN | Wednesday 18 May 2016, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

WHERE | Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS Building, Castray Esplanade, Hobart

CONTACT | Dr Louise Grimmer, Communications & Engagement Manager

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