Since coming to power the federal Coalition has chipped away at the public service, increasingly outsourcing key functions of government to private companies.
In the past 18 months everything from the vaccine rollout strategy, to advice on manufacturing the vaccine has been contracted out to management consultants.
The trend has raised important questions about transparency, and the long-term sustainability of government services.
Today, senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton on how private management consultants took over the public service.
Guest: Senior Reporter for The Saturday Paper, Rick Morton
Background reading: How private management consultants took over the public service in The Saturday Paper
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