Achievement Awards Sponsors

Principal Sponsor, StatePlus

StatePlus, formerly State Super Financial Services, is one of Australia’s leading providers of financial planning services. StatePlus was established over 25 years ago to provide financial advice to public sector employees and their families, and its financial planners are specialists in retirement planning. This heritage drives StatePlus’ culture of authenticity, transparency and a genuine desire to help clients reach their financial and life goals.

StatePlus has been providing services in Western Australia for over 5 years, providing retirement planning advice to the WA Public Sector, in particular to those with unique superannuation schemes.  

At StatePlus, we believe financial advice changes lives, a retirement plan helps you get clear on your goals and puts you on track to achieve your desired lifestyle and live generously in retirement. 

StatePlus are thrilled to support the IPAA Achievement Awards for 2020 and recognise excellence across the public sector.

State Super Financial Services Australia Limited trading as StatePlus, is wholly owned by FSS Trustee Corporation as trustee of the First State Superannuation Scheme.

Award Sponsors

The Australian Evaluation Society (AES) is a member based organisation which exists to improve the theory, practice and use of evaluation in Australasia for people involved in evaluation including evaluation practitioners, managers, teachers and students of evaluation, and other interested individuals. It has 860 members involved in all aspects of evaluation and performance measurement. The AES is governed by a Board of directors and managed by an Executive Officer and staff.

Members represent diverse areas of evaluation practice and sectors and meet regularly through regional networks and Special Interest Groups. The AES offers professional development through an annual international conference and regular workshops and seminars.
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WA Business News came to life as a fortnightly newspaper in 1993, offering Western Australia's business people their first taste of an independently owned news format exclusively about them and for them. We were rebranded to Business News in April 2013. 

Today, Business News has evolved to become Western Australia's leading general business news and information service. Established by Harry Kleyn, the founding partner of the Community Newspaper Group, and his business partners Vanguard Press, Business News found a healthy niche as a free circulation newspaper almost exclusively circulated in the Perth CBD.
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The Department of Finance was established on 1 July 2011 from the previous Department of Treasury and Finance.

Finance’s central government role is unique, driving whole-of-government policy and influencing strategy, while also delivering practical outcomes for the community of Western Australia. This unusual blend of focus on policy, as well as service delivery, provides the foundation for Finance to play a pivotal role in enabling the Government to achieve better outcomes for Western Australians.
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WA Health is Western Australia’s public health system.  With a State spanning over 2.5 million square kilometres, it is the largest area in the world covered by a single health authority.

We employ 44,000 dedicated staff in metropolitan, regional and remote areas of the State to attend to the health needs of our growing population. In the 2016/17 financial year, we managed more than 1,000,000 attendances to our emergency departments, performed 86,000 elective surgeries and delivered 25,000 babies.

We deliver more than hospitals and health services. Our public health programs ensure that Western Australians enjoy a standard of health that is among the highest in the world. This investment, together with the commitment of our dedicated staff, ensures we can deliver on our vision to deliver a safe, high quality and sustainable health system for all Western Australians.

WA Health is led by Director General Dr DJ Russell-Weisz and is responsible to the Deputy Premier, Minister for Health and Mental Health, the Hon Roger Cook MLA.
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We provide leadership for digital reform within the public sector to improve service delivery to the Western Australian community.  

On 1 July 2018, the Office of Digital Government (previously the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer) became a discrete business unit within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. 

Our main focus areas will be to:

  • improve delivery of online services to the Western Australian community
  • implement higher cyber security standards across Government
  • develop policy and strategy to support a culture of data sharing
  • build data analytics capabilities within the WA public sector to underpin good policy development and more targeted service delivery
  • support the implementation of information technology procurement reforms across the sector
  • investigate strategies to reduce the digital divide and any digital disadvantage

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From our beginnings as a free-thinking university to the global centre for learning, teaching, research and industry we are today, we have never lost sight of our purpose.

With more than 23,000 students and 1,700 staff from across 90 different countries, we are proud to be recognised for the impact that our free-thinking graduates, life-changing research, and innovative campus and industry developments have made – both in Western Australia and around the world.
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The Commission aims to create conditions for a high performing public sector that can service the needs of the Western Australian community now and in the future. We bring leadership and expertise to enhance the integrity of public authorities and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the public sector.
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