President's Address

Events - 12 Feb 2015

As IPAA WA celebrates its 70th year in delivering services to the public service, we kicked off 2015 with our inaugural President’s Address.

Hosted by IPAA WA's President, Mr Sven Bluemmel, State Government Minister, The Hon. Michael Mischin MLC, provided firsthand knowledge of the policy environment for the year ahead in the inaugural IPAA WA President’s Address.

This morning the Minister highlighted the importance of receiving sound policy advice. The following presentation is session you may be interested in from the IPAA 2014 conference - Dealing the Public Service Back into Policy.

The Minister also touched on the issues of red tape within an organisation. For a detailed discussion on the necessities of red tape, and regulation design and implementation, attend our upcoming session, Red Tape: Problem or Solution. 

This event also provided guidance to the public sector regarding the Minister's perspective on the key emerging social issues.


Sven Bluemmel MIPAA
IPAA WA President
Information Commissioner
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Keynote Speaker

The Hon. Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC
Attorney General; Minister for Commerce, Western Australia
Government of Western Australia

Michael was elected to the Parliament of Western Australia on September 6, 2008, as a Liberal Party Member of the Legislative Council representing the North Metropolitan Region.

He took up his seat in State Parliament on May 22, 2009 and served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney General and Minister for Corrective Services Minister, the Hon Christian Porter MLA. Michael continued in this role when Mr Porter assumed the position of Treasurer in December 2010 in addition to his Attorney General duties.
He is the former Chairman of the Standing Committee on Legislation, former Deputy Chairman of Committees, former member of the Legislative Council's Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation & Statutes Review and former member of the Standing Committee on Procedures and Privileges (until this committee was restructured in March 2012).

On June 29 2012, Michael was appointed as the Western Australian Attorney General. Following the March 9 2013 State Election victory by the Liberal Party, Michael added the portfolio of Commerce to his Ministerial responsibilities.

Read full bio here.