Menu
Scroll to top
Topic: outsourcing
Greens take a step forward in reining in the big four accounting firms

Greens take a step forward in reining in the big four accounting firms

The big four consulting firms are becoming embedded in Australia's public sector, and that's a serious threat to good governance. The Greens propose to make a start in reining them in, but more is required.

Carillion and Co expose serious flaws in outsourcing

Carillion and Co expose serious flaws in outsourcing

Does poor management of outsourcing by governments breed laziness and incompetence in major companies? The collapse of a major UK company poses serious questions for a key tenet of neoliberalism.

AusPost outsources IT, claims it is no longer accountable to citizens

AusPost outsources IT, claims it is no longer accountable to citizens

Australia Post says it can't possibly respond to Freedom of Information requests anymore, it's all too hard. The Information Commissioner politely disagrees.

Sacking mandarins costs millions as govt outsources to fill gaps

Sacking mandarins costs millions as govt outsources to fill gaps

The government has delivered on its promise to sack tens of thousands of public servants. Trouble is, now it has to pay through the nose to get consultants to do their jobs.

Harper Review: outsourcing services, but not responsibility, in health

Harper Review: outsourcing services, but not responsibility, in health

The extension of competition policy to human services advocated by the Harper review isn't just about outsourcing or lowest-cost tendering.

Outsourcing: the key weapon in the war against transparency

Outsourcing: the key weapon in the war against transparency

Outsourcing enables governments to evade scrutiny for even the most alarming examples of maladministration -- but accountability could easily and legally be restored.

Code blue for management with doctors’ journal in triage mode

Code blue for management with doctors’ journal in triage mode

The AMA and AMPCo spent the weekend trying to convince the medical community that outsourcing production of the Medical Journal of Australia isn't such a bad thing.

The cheap and convenient outsourcing of public responsibility, from detention to Ebola

The cheap and convenient outsourcing of public responsibility, from detention to Ebola

The outsourcing of services to private companies is growing remorselessly, because it offers both fiscal and political benefits.

Sub-hub Pagemasters’ jilted bride could come back to haunt

Sub-hub Pagemasters’ jilted bride could come back to haunt

Outsourced subediting company Pagemasters walked away from a deal with an Asian consortium. It's now looking for other Australian suitors -- Pagemasters might come off second-best in the competition.

Why the ABC is right to axe Tassie TV production

Why the ABC is right to axe Tassie TV production

The ABC is right to reduce its cost base and outsource television production in Tasmania, even if no one likes it. It makes the most economic sense.