In May 2018, the Australian Government commissioned an independent panel to review the Australian Public Service (APS) to ensure it is fit-for-purpose for the coming decades – known as the Thodey Review. The review panel – comprising Glyn Davis, Belinda Hutchinson, David Thodey, Alison Watkins, Gordon de Brouwer, Maile Carnegie – were asked to set out an ambitious transformation program and to guide and drive future public sector reforms.
The findings and recommendations will be delivered to the Prime Minister later in 2019.
The findings outlined in this report reflect what has been learned to date through conversations with the public and APS employees, past and present, and through research into the APS and public sector reform
Part I summarises the panel's approach and understanding of the APS today, the challenges and opportunities it is facing, and our aspiration for the APS’s transformation.
Part II sets out the panel's current thinking on the priorities for change, and some of the initiatives we are considering to help deliver this change.