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Inaugural IPAA WA Espresso Series: International Perspectives Indonesia

Institute of Public Administration Australia WA

Event outline

2017 Espresso Series: International Perspectives USA

Inaugural Series

Over a series of four short, sharp morning seminars, our inaugural Espresso series will inspire your practice as a professional public servant. Like any good espresso, it will give your morning a good kick start.

Test your assumptions as to what a public service looks like and how it should operate. For this inaugural series we have invited presenters with expertise in either the public administration or policy environment of the USA, Indonesia, Singapore and China to provide an overview of how these systems work, their structure, their strengths and weaknesses and issues affecting the direction in which they are heading.

Where you may often look to similar jurisdictions such as the UK, NZ and Canada for inspiration there is much to be learnt from the dissimilar services operating elsewhere.

The series will be expertly facilitated by a senior public service leader, Dominique Mecoy EMPA, to ensure that key points relevant to you as a public servant in Western Australia are central to the conversation.

Register today for the entire series at a very competitive price or simply sign up for the first session on 21st February.

Special Offer: Register today for the entire series and save 25%. Limited to the first 20 registrations only.

Series Facilitator

Dominique Mecoy
Director Client Services
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board

Meet the facilitator

Facilitator Bio
Dominique’s career spans over 20 years working for both federal and state government agencies, with a range of experiences in elite sport, science, food industry development, zoos and currently the cemetery industry. Read more»

Session 2: Indonesia - 14 March 2017

Resources to get you thinking:

Governance and Political Challenges in Indonesia - Future Directions International
Aceh: after the wave - Sydney Morning Herald


Mr Ross Taylor
Director, Indonesia Institute

Ross Taylor is often known as ‘The Voice of Indonesia’ here in WA.

A regular ‘Opinion’ columnist for ‘The West Australian’,  ‘The Australian’ and ‘The Jakarta Post’ newspapers, plus a spokesperson on 6PR, ABC Radio 720, and 2UE, Ross is the current President of the WA-based Indonesia Institute (Inc.), and Past National Vice-President and director of the Australia-Indonesia Business Council. He was also the joint-founder of the Regional Development Institute of Indonesia in 2002, based in Jakarta.

Ross served as the West Australian Government’s Regional Director to Indonesia from 2001 until 2003 and was based at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta. Read more»

Mr Sait Abdullah
PhD candidate, Asia Research Centre, and Senior Public Servant, Indonesian Civil Service, Murdoch University

Sait has been working for the Indonesian civil service since 1996 in the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA), and was appointed as a middle echelon (Echelon III) in Banda Aceh as a head of education and training for civil service in 2010-2013. NIPA is one of the central government institutions that has main duty in fostering the Indonesian civil service through education and training programs and research in the field of public administration. 

Future Sessions in this Series

Dates & registration

Tue 14 Mar 2017 Perth (Metro)

8:00 am start to 9:30 am close
Perth CBD - Details TBC
Individual Member: $40.00 | Corporate Member: $55.00 | Non-Member: 70.00
Register at:

Andrew Dunkin
9360 1400

Provider information

Western Australia's Institute of Public Administration is a not-for-profit professional association for the public sector. We offer opportunities for sharing and learning through our range of events, training courses and networking opportunities.