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Greens push to cap consultant spend and restore APS staffing to 2012 levels under $6.58 billion public service policy

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated March 16 2022 - 8:02pm, first published 1:00pm
Greens public sector spokesperson Larissa Waters. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The Greens are pushing to cap the public service's spending on major consultants and restore staffing to pre-Coalition government levels in a newly released $6.58 billion policy aimed at revitalising the federal bureaucracy.

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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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