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Defence Department's redundancy bill doubles, while contractor spending edges towards $2 billion

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
November 7 2021 - 1:00pm
A Collins Class submarine. Australia's defence spending is growing but the government has budgeted for fewer civilian staff this year. Picture: Department of Defence.

The Defence Department has doubled its spending on public servant redundancies, while its bill from contractors soars towards $2 billion.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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