Leading in the Public Interest

Proudly brought to you by McArthur’s HR Consulting Division, McArthur Talent Architects, our podcast series will look at the people and issues involved in the public sector with a focus on local government in Australia. "What are the unique challenges of working in the public sector? What does it mean to be a public servant?

Each episode will either highlight the role, achievements and career path of senior leaders or will examine an issue of importance to the sector and examine how that affects the lives of Australians.

Podcast Ep (1)

Deliberative democracy in community engagement & local government decision-making

In this episode, we interview Amanda Stone, a Councillor at the City of Yarra Council, about deliberative democracy and how it can enhance the work of local government through engaging and connecting with community stakeholders.

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Podcast Ep (2)

Reflections on learning, life and career in public service

In this episode, we interview Noelene Duff, an experienced senior leader in both State and Local government management, about her reflection on public service, her professional career and her advice to young public servants.

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Podcast Ep (3)

Leading through challenges to emerge into a new future

In this episode, we talk with Glenn Patterson about how he has led the council through this period of turmoil and how they are planning to emerge into a post COVID-19 future.

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Podcast Ep (4)

Climate emergency declaration and its impacts on the sector and the community

In this episode, we talk with Steph Amir and Trent McCarthy, two councillors at Darebin City Council about council’s decision to be the first in Australia to declare a climate emergency on 5 December 2016, what was involved in doing so and the implications.

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Podcast Ep (5)

What does Youth Engagement entail and what can we learn from listening to young people in the community?

In this episode, we discuss Southern Downs Regional Council’s innovative approach to engaging with their younger community members. This episode features Michael Bell, the Manager of Community and Cultural Services, who was the driver of establishing a youth council and Liam Gow, a previous member of the Youth Council in 2019 and a student at Stanthorpe High School.

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