PwC’s security clearances survived scandal as local firms waited


Joseph Brookes
Senior Reporter

PwC and its offshoot Scyne Advisory were handed $20 million in Defence contracts and almost 500 staff security clearances last year, despite the revelations of a tax leaks scandal and local competitors being frozen out of the same vetting program.

The lucrative work and security clearances for PwC and Scyne Advisory — the firm spawned with PwC’s government work and staff last year — came as new applicants to the Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) were being turned away.

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