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Defence Department to lean more on contractors as military spend grows: Australian Strategic Policy Institute report

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
October 21 2020 - 1:30pm
The Defence Department will rely on contractors as it expands the nation's military muscle, a new report says. Picture: Department of Defence

The Defence Department's reliance on outsourcing looks likely to grow as it delivers a multibillion dollar expansion in Australia's military muscle with only moderate rises in its workforce of public servants, a new report says.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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