The staggering cost of small government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Professor Leo Dobes, a retired senior public servant and associate professor at the Australian National University, told the ABC that there are not enough skilled economists left in the public service, describing “a woeful lack of ability and knowledge in that area.”

Outsourcing has been sold as a more efficient way to do things.  And hasn’t that gone well – NOT!

The cost of Government IT has spiralled from $5.9 billion in 2012-13 to nearly $10 billion a year, with 24 per cent of that going to Boeing, IBM and Telstra.

That was more than they spent on Newstart.

via The staggering cost of small government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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