Federal government procurement spend hits $47 billion in 2016-17

By Thomas McIlroy
Updated April 24 2018 - 12:27pm, first published December 8 2017 - 7:58am

The Coalition government's moves to cut 15,000 public service jobs has coincided with a doubling in spending on private consultants with specialist skills, with the big four consultancy firms winning billions in work since 2012-13.

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