NSW flags reforms after consulting blowout

Joseph Brookes
Senior Reporter

The Minns government will consider further moves to reduce the state’s reliance on consultants in next month’s Budget after analysis found they were being engaged at a rate of one every hour for five years under Coalition governments.

The analysis is in a government report that will be tabled in Parliament next week but was flagged on Tuesday by Finance minister Courtney Houssos as evidence that much of the outsourced work could have been done by the public service at a lower cost.

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