Last updated: 20 Jul 2015
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The Australian Government recognises that effective public sector governance can make a real difference to the performance of public sector entities and to the outcomes sought by government. Improving governance supports citizens and communities in sharing the benefits of economic growth, stability and development and is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Engaging the public sector and human resource ministries, departments and institutes of countries in the Asia Pacific region is an important step in the Commission achieving international best practice in public sector administration.
The Commission, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, develops public sector capacity throughout the Asia-Pacific region – particularly in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Fiji. Programs are being delivered that support good governance and build public sector capability and institutional capacity to provide the foundations for sustainable reform.
The Australian Public Service Commission welcomes visitors from international governments to share in our expertise and knowledge of public sector initiatives, practices and issues of mutual interest.
Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Human Resources of the People's Republic of China
In 2015 the Commission completed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Human Resources of the People's Republic of China. In expressing the mutual interests of both countries, this MoU is aimed at strengthening cooperation and the exchange of information in civil service administration.
Memorandum of Understanding with the Public Service Division of the Singapore Public Service
In 2015 the Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Public Service Division of the Singapore Public Service. The MoU encourages cooperation and the sharing of best practice in areas of common interest between our two public services. The objective is to provide a framework for a broad range of collaborative activities that strengthen the Australia-Singapore partnership.