Coalition govt spent $20.8b on 'shadow' public service

By Tara Cosoleto
Updated May 6 2023 - 2:52pm, first published 2:50pm
The audit shows the former government used the shadow workforce to plug gaps, says Katy Gallagher. (Lukas Coch/AAP PHOTOS)
The audit shows the former government used the shadow workforce to plug gaps, says Katy Gallagher. (Lukas Coch/AAP PHOTOS)

The former Coalition government spent close to $21 billion on external labour hires in the public service, an audit has shown.

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