The Institute of Public Administration Australia WA’s (IPAA WA) 33rd Annual W.S. Lonnie Awards for excellence and accountability in annual reporting was held at the Pan Pacific Perth on Thursday 22nd of March 2018.
IPAA WA President and WA Auditor General Colin Murphy PSM welcomed guests including the Governor of Western Australia and Patron of IPAA WA, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, and Secretary to the Premier and Member for Perth Mr John Carey MLA, who was representing the IPAA WA Vice-Patron and Premier of WA, the Hon. Mark McGowan MLA.
The Awards 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 – awarded to the best annual report for the year.
The primary vehicle for accountability in the Public Sector has been and always will be the way agencies report their performance. The W.S. Lonnie Awards recognise the importance of Annual Reports being accountable and transparent in a succinct and independent way. All State agencies are eligible and are automatically considered as part of the judging process.