There have been a number of recent, high-profile reports on Victorian public sector governance. These go to practical issues in system wide governance, the role of government departments and the operation or performance of public entities.
This session will examine key issues identified by the such reports and the practical actions being taken, planned or proposed to further improve public sector governance. These reports include a system wide review of safety and quality governance in the Victorian public hospital system that has led to significant changes in the policies and operational arrangements in this sector. This has flowed from tragic results recently uncovered at the Djerriwarrh Health Service.
The Ombudsman has identified significant integrity governance failures at the Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Alpine resorts. Concurrently the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning is considering major changes to the governance structures in Alpine Resorts. There have been controversial governance and related issues in the Country Fire Authority that led to major changes in ministerial, management and the board arrangements.
Gain valuable insights from the examination of these issues which have relevance to all public sector boards.
If you are a public sector board member, work for a public sector board or undertake governance oversight, policy or service delivery in a public sector organisation this event will be an important opportunity to test your current governance policies and practices.
Any governance system is only as good as its weakest link and this is a chance to learn from the mistakes of others and check that governance responsibilities are properly understood and practices are up to scratch.
3.00pm-3.30pm: Afternoon tea