Outsourcing body tight-lipped on deals

The Office of Asset Sales and IT Outsourcing (OASITO) has refused to provide the Senate with documentation on the government's bungled outsourcing program claiming 'commercial sensitivity'.

In response to a formal request to provide documentation to the Senate hearing into IT Outsourcing OASITO argued the information was confidential amid claims by the Labor Opposition the agency was ignoring parliamentary rules of accountability.

Opposition IT spokesperson Senator Kate Lundy said OASITO is putting the private interests of multinational companies before taxpayers.

"These officers must remember they work for the Commonwealth not private corporations," she said.

During Senate question time the Opposition raised the issue of 13 OASITO executives being paid an additional $117,000 in performance bonuses when the agency had 'mismanaged the outsourcing program.'

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