Business of Government: Policy contractor crackdown, robodebt repercussions and more...

Business of Government: Policy contractor crackdown, robodebt repercussions and more...
Ghost of Scomo: Scott Morrison is under pressure to resign from parliament after the Australian robodebt inquiry (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
Another crackdown on hiring consultants and contractorsThe Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) government procurement centre is issuing advice on when government agencies should or shouldn’t engage consultants and contractors.Labour has blamed the growth in consultants and contractors on the previous National government’s cap on the number of public servants.It introduced a more transparent approach for agency reporting, targeting a reduction in spending on consultants and contractors.After setting a basel...

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