Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a press conference after visiting a Greek cafe in Crows Nest, Sydney, Monday, July 3, 2017. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr talks about the Government’s support for same-sex marriage in in front of a rainbow banner.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr have topped professional networking site LinkedIn’s first ever public service power list in .

The site’s annual Power Profiles series is designed to showcase the most viewed professional profiles across a range of n sectors, with the newest politics and public service ranking highlighting leaders who successfully sell themselves and their work to wide audiences of followers.

Mr Turnbull and Mr Barr are joined by Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne and NBN Co boss Bill Morrow, the nation’s highest paid public servant.

Among the less well-known names in the power list released on Tuesday are Lisa Dobrin, community development manager at the City of Belmont in Western , iCare NSW boss Vivek Bhatia and Defence Aviation Safety Authority director-general Air Commodore James Hood.

Nick O’Donnell, LinkedIn’s director of public policy and government affairs, said the public service list was a first in 2017 and rewarded engagement and quality content.

“It’s a great mix of official office holders and also public sector employees who are really making the most of the platform and building their professional identity,” he said.

“We’re showcasing not only the most viewed professionals but also those who have really embraced the site and give a peak into what their everyday lives are like.”

Mr O’Donnell said when used well, profiles can build professional identity and constructive connections across sectors.

Linked In calls itself the world’s largest professional social networking website, with 500 million members globally and more than 9 million members in .

Mr O’Donnell said LinkedIn users were better engaged than users of other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

He said good quality images, headlines and regularly posted content helped boost profiles on the site.

“The way our members engage with content on the platform is constructive. We see constructive discourse and engagement with the political and public sector power list.”

“These elected officials and public servants are doing a great job,” he said.


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