Conversation with Brian Gleeson

A Conversation Series

Events - 24 Nov 2011

Conversation Series: Helping public sector leaders and employees come together in an intimate, thought provoking environment.

Participants from local and regional WA got up close and personal with Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services, Brian Gleeson. Mr Gleeson provided a 45 minute presentation on 'What progress has been made in Indigenous Remote Service Delivery?' followed by questions from the audience.

Presentation Abstract

The presentation will provide a brief overview of the Remote Service Delivery approach and the role of the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services. It will briefly discuss the policy context from which the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Service Delivery (RSD) emerged and outline both the continuities with previous place-based policy efforts and the differences from recent Indigenous policy approaches. It will then assess the early signs of progress with the new ways of working and lessons learned, making reference to some case studies in WA RSD communities. Finally, it will discuss the critical need to address the governance and capacity gap – not just of communities, but of governments as well.

About Mr Gleeson

As the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services, Mr Brian Gleeson oversees all Government activity relating to the delivery of services to the 29 Indigenous communities under the Remote Service Delivery National Partnership. This National Partnership was born out of Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd’s, Closing the Gap initiative in 2007 to reduce the gap between Indigenous and non Indigenous Australians.

Prior to his current position, Mr Gleeson held a twelve year term at the United Nations in three senior positions including;  Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Program in Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Senior Advisor in the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery in New York and Director of the Office of Human Resources, also in New York.

Topics Explored

  • Remote Service Delivery – what it is; what’s it approach; how successful has it been?
  • Role and responsibilities of the Coordinator General for  Remote Indigenous Services.
  • The National Partnership Agreement of Remote Service Delivery (RSD) and the policy context from which it emerged.
  • The similarities and differences between the RSD and previous place-based policy efforts and the differences. from recent Indigenous policy approaches.

PowerPoint Presentation

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