MEDIA RELEASE
Friday 01 March, 2013

WA Police Take Top Reporting Award

The Patron of the Institute of Public Administration Western Australia (IPAA WA), His Excellency Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC, Governor of Western Australia, was amongst the who’s who of the State Public Sector today at the Hyatt Regency Perth, celebrating the Institute’s 28th Annual W.S. Lonnie Awards. 

The Awards, which promote excellence and accountability in annual reporting, attracted CEOs, Directors General and Commissioners from across State government agencies and statutory bodies, all hoping to take out the prestigious W.S. Lonnie Memorial Trophy. 

Information Commissioner and Institute Secretary, Mr Sven Bluemmel, hosted the Awards and said, “Receiving a W.S. Lonnie Award is a high accolade for any agency and demonstrates its commitment to transparency, authenticity and integrity when it comes to producing its annual report”.

“All State government agencies annual reports from 2011/12 financial year, published online by the Public Sector Commission reporting deadline, are automatically included in the judging process” Commissioner Bluemmel said.

WA Police were highly successful across four award categories and received the overall W.S. Lonnie Memorial Trophy. Chair of the W.S. Lonnie Judging Committee, Professor Christopher Doepel PSM, said “judges were impressed with the detail of the winners’ report”.

“The WA Police report provides a clear line of sight between the agency's mandate and funding on the one hand and its operations and performance on the other. The judges considered the report to be exemplary...and would encourage others to emulate it.” Professor Doepel said.

The primary vehicle for accountability in the Public Sector has been and always will be the way public sector agencies report their performance.  The Awards were established in honour of Mr. William Scott Lonnie, recognised for his long and distinguished career in the State public service, culminating in his final post as Under Secretary, Premier’s Department during the premiership of Sir Charles Court.

Those awarded the top accolades for Annual Reporting was:

The W.S. Lonnie Memorial Trophy

WA Police

Margaret McAleer Special Commendation

Department of Mines and Petroleum

The Allan Skinner Trophy

Office of the Auditor General

Click here to view all award winners and judges comments.

Click here to view photos.

For further information please contact Kylie Macqueen on 08 9221 1177.