Talk isn’t cheap

featuring Ebony Bennett and Bill Browne

The Commonwealth Government spends over $1billion of public money annually on consultancies, but the advice and reports created by these consultancies is often kept secret from the public.

Each year the federal government spends upwards of a billion dollars of public money on external consultancies, but most of the work is kept secret from the public. It’s a big issue for government transparency as huge questions remain over the Morrison government on questions of accountability and integrity.
Recorded live on 26 October 2021, things may have changed since recording.
The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Guests:
Bill Browne, senior researcher, Democracy & Accountablity program // @Browne90
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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