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Topics: Government, Australia, Public sector Pages: 68 (14210 words) Published: October 18, 2013
NSW PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY
RESEARCH SERVICE

Outsourcing in the Public Sector
by

Honor Figgis and Gareth Griffith

Briefing Paper No 22/97

Outsourcing in the Public Sector
by

Gareth Griffith and Honor Figgis

NSW PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY RESEARCH SERVICE

Dr David Clune (9230 2484), Manager
Dr Gareth Griffith (9230 2356) Senior Research Officer, Politics and Government / Law
Ms Honor Figgis (9230 2768) Research Officer, Law
Ms Rachel Simpson (9230 3085) Research Officer, Law
Mr Stewart Smith (9230 2798) Research Officer, Environment
Ms Marie Swain (9230 2003) Research Officer, Law/Social Issues Mr John Wilkinson (9230 2006) Research Officer, Economics

ISSN 1325-5142
ISBN 0 7310 5999 9
© 1997
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November 1997

Briefing Paper is published by the NSW Parliamentary Library

CONTENTS
Executive Summary
1.

INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

2.

DEFINITION AND RATIONALE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

3.

PUBLIC SECTOR OUTSOURCING IN AUSTRALIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3.1
Background to public sector outsourcing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3.2
Outsourcing policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

4.

EMPIRICAL FINDINGS ON THE BENEFITS AND COSTS OF
OUTSOURCING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.1
Methodological and other considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.2
Some empirical findings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

5.

ADVANTAGES OF OUTSOURCING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.1
Cost savings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2
Accountability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.3
Better work and management practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.4
Access to greater knowledge, skills or technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5
Better use of capital and equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.6
Better service quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.7
Greater flexibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.8
Industry and regional development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.9
Fewer industrial relations issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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DISADVANTAGES OF OUTSOURCING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.1
Accountability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2
Loss of privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.3
Confidentiality issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.4
Collusive tendering and related issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.5
Loss of control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.6
Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
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