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APS politicised, beholden to management consultants, labour hire firms: Senate report

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated December 1 2021 - 4:46am, first published November 25 2021 - 8:14am
Senator Tim Ayres, the author of the report, described APS Incorporated as an industry of "rent seekers and ticket clippers". Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

The author of a new parliamentary inquiry report into public service capability has ripped into the consulting and contract labour hire industries as "rent seekers and ticket clippers" that reaped billions in taxpayers' funds and squirrelled the profits in offshore bank accounts.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.

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