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Critical Line Item with Tom Ravlic

Consulting firms - why are politicians having a closer look?

Australian Greens Senator Barbara Pocock is up to her eyeballs in consulting firms. She and her committee colleagues are busy looking at how the consulting firms are used by the government, how conflicts of interest might be managed and what value the public sector gets from firms. Pocock gives some insight into her thinking on the current problems plaguing Big Four firm PwC as well as a unique perspective on what it was like to try and get funding from government for university research.

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