Neither frank nor fearless

Submission to the Senate inquiry into consultancies

The over-use of consultancies has corroded Australian democracy. It hollows out public sector capacity and leads to bad government decisions.

The interests of consulting firms differ from the public interest, making consultants a poor substitute for public servants.

Governments should only use consulting firms under narrow circumstances, and be more transparent about their conflicts of interest, contracts and findings.


Answers to Questions on Notice

Supplementary submission