ABC NewsRadio Breakfast | 26 June 2014

Australia already has one of the most efficient public services in the world says Centre for Policy Development.Christopher Stone headshot 2012

Fiona Ellis-Jones interviewed the research director for CPD’s Public Service Research Program, Christopher Stone.

… is smaller necessarily better when it comes to public services? A new study argues that the keys to public sector efficiency are accountability and innovation…

The False economies series of reports, published today, explores the real meaning of the term ‘efficiency’ in the special context of Australian public service.

Chris alluded to examples from his reports, to illustrate the way that cutting service budgets can end up costing more. He also outlined the scope and implications for the report.


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