Department of Agriculture secretary Andrew Metcalfe defends PwC partnership as efficient under Coalition APS staffing cap

Miriam Webber
Updated May 25 2023 - 2:22pm, first published 2:00pm
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry secretary Andrew Metcalfe in Senate estimates on Wednesday. Picture by Elesa Kurtz
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry secretary Andrew Metcalfe in Senate estimates on Wednesday. Picture by Elesa Kurtz

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry secretary Andrew Metcalfe said he's "quite proud" of a $40.2 million partnership set up with consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2021, when the department was "not allowed to employ public servants".

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Miriam Webber

Miriam Webber

Public service and politics reporter

I report on the public service and politics for the Canberra Times. Reach me at miriam.webber@canberratimes.com.au

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