ACT opposition labels outsourcing bill as 'foolish and arrogant' after watchdogs air concerns

Lucy Bladen
By Lucy Bladen
Updated March 1 2022 - 12:44am, first published 12:00am
Chair of the ACT Legislative Assembly standing committee on public accounts Elizabeth Kikkert has slammed a bill which watchdogs say erodes their independence. Picture: Keegan Carroll

A report into a bill to prevent outsourcing in the ACT's public service has recommended greater safeguards be put in place, after the territory government's watchdogs expressed concerns the bill eroded their independence.

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Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au