Did the government get value for money from the Commission of Audit? Chairman Tony Shepherd told a Senate inquiry today his five-volume report had cost around $750,000. If the government wanted an ideological wishlist of small government, it could have asked the Institute of Public Affairs to do it. John Roskam, Chris Berg and Co. could have knocked one together for a lot less than that.
The Commission of Audit: a lazy trip through the mind of Tony Shepherd
Any good ideas from the Commission of Audit are lost in the ideological detritus of an old businessman's worldview, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.