Jacques and Jennifer talk about the outsourcing of things that are traditionally done by government on the people's behalf. This has escalated over the last few decades with the neoliberal idea that the market does everything best. The consequences are corrosion of our democracy, and the incapacity of our government to respond to urgent issues of the day like pandemics, fires and floods. Meanwhile a few private consultancies grow fat on the public purse.
Julianne Schultz 2022, 'How Morrison killed the public service', The Saturday Paper 12 February
Rosie Collington & Marlana Mazzucato 2022, Beyond outsourcing: Re-embedding the state in public value production
Rick Morton 2021, 'Government outsources aged care reform to management consultants', The Saturday paper, 27 November
Rick Morton 2021, 'How private managment consultants took over the public service', The Saturday Paper, 9 October
Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet