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Public service, private contracts: how Serco was wired into our future

3 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

What happens to accountability and trust when multinationals run public institutions?
Like most visits to “the future” of anything, a trip to Australia's most advanced digital hospital is full of surprises. The Fiona Stanley hospital in Perth is the biggest public works project commissioned by the state of Western Australia since the goldfields water pipeline in 1898. It is also the site of the largest outsourced health contract in Australian history: a $4.3bn deal with the global giant Serco for non-clinical services over 20 years. The Serco website promises a building that isn't just...
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