Contracts distance ministers from the public, inquiry told

Doug Dingwall
Updated September 21 2019 - 9:58pm, first published September 13 2019 - 4:00am

Outsourced government services are placing a wall between contractors and ministers that can be used by governments to avoid responsibility, a parliamentary inquiry has been told.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

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