A Spirit Of Service

Author Biography: Peter Hughes | Head of State Services

“I strongly believe in the ideal of public service and I have devoted the whole of my working life to it. It is a privilege to serve as State Services Commissioner.”

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9 May 2017

All of you who’ve played a part in achieving the Better Public Services targets can feel rightfully proud of the difference you’re making.  I think that what’s been achieved is really inspiring.

Last week’s announcement of a new set of 10...

27 April 2017

Many of you will have turned out for services to commemorate Anzac Day, our national day of remembrance. 

It’s great to see the numbers who want to keep alive the memory of those who served our country in past conflicts, and to honour the men and women...

13 April 2017

It was a huge privilege to be asked to speak at the Women in Public Sector Summit this week.

It was only the second such summit but already I see it becoming a major event on our calendar. The organisers reach out to women who feel they’re ready for leadership...

5 April 2017

First and foremost a big thank you to those of you who took the time to make a comment after my first blog last week.  What strikes me about your feedback is the feeling of pride that comes through.  It has been really good to hear from other public servants about...

30 March 2017

Let me start this blog in the same way that I’ve started every one of my speeches since starting in this job as State Services Commissioner last year. And that is to say that I really do believe in the ideal of public service. I believe in the spirit of service that the...

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