Jim Chalmers tells the National Press Club cutting public service consultancy fees could save in the 'low billions'

Finn McHugh
By Finn McHugh
Updated April 5 2022 - 8:06am, first published 3:36am

Australia can save "in the low billions" by removing "arbitrary" caps on the public service and reviewing payments to private contractors, Jim Chalmers says.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.