Federal spending “spirals” to more than A$1bn a year © George Clerk via Getty Images
Federal spending “spirals” to more than A$1bn a year © George Clerk via Getty Images

Call for more scrutiny of government consultancy spend

18 October 2021

A think tank has urged the Australian government to make public all the consultancy reports it commissions as federal consultancy spending “spirals” to more than A$1bn (US$742m) a year.

The Australia Institute said government often fails to make public consultancy reports despite growing spending, and this makes it hard for the public to scrutinise if consultancy contracts are providing value for money.

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