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Consultant paid $400K to ‘future ready’ taxpayer-funded watchdog



The Sunday Mail can reveal the Queensland Family and Child Commission engaged consultant Cynthia Gillespie, of Moreton Advisory, in March 2020 to work on its Future Ready project, months after the government stepped up efforts to shave $200m from the state’s running costs by targeting the estimated $1.5bn spent on consultants and contractors each year.Then-treasurer Jackie Trad even controversially set aside $10m for consultants in late 2019 to advise the government how to slash the spend…

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