The Institute of Public Administration Australia WA’s (IPAA WA) 34th Annual W.S. Lonnie Awards for excellence and accountability in annual reporting was held at the Hyatt Regency Perth on Friday 29th of March 2019.
IPAA WA President Colin Murphy PSM FIPAA welcomed guests including the IPAA WA Vice-Patron, the Hon. Dr Mike Nahan MLA, and John Carey MLA, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; Member for Perth, 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.