Helping governments meet changing community expectations

Governments face many complex issues. They are constantly challenged to deliver the services people need, in the most efficient way.

We combine a detailed understanding of regulatory and economic conditions with domestic and international expertise. We work with governments to deliver innovative solutions.

To every assignment, we bring independence, objectivity and a demonstrated ability to improve public sector performance.

We understand the problems governments face in the current economic climate. We are a trusted adviser to state and territory governments across Australia, while our federal practice offers a full range of professional services tailored specifically for the federal environment. 

A range of competing forces are shaping government decision-making. Federal, State and Territory Governments must find answers to the most difficult problems and questions - from the impact of natural disasters to the future of early childhood education.

Some of the biggest questions faced by governments include:

  • How can we improve the quality of Australia’s education, transport, health and justice systems?
  • How can we fund and supply critical infrastructure?
  • What is the right balance between regulation and liberalisation?
  • What are the worldwide regulatory trends and options?
  • How can we deliver better outcomes, using fewer resources?
  • What can we afford to delay or cut from the budget?
Tony Peake
Partner, Government and Public Sector Leader, Melbourne
Tel: +61 3 8603 6248
Jeremy Thorpe
Partner, Sydney
Tel: +61 2 8266 4611
Simon Avenell
Partner, Perth
Tel: +61 8 9238 5332
Craig Fenton
Partner, Brisbane
Tel: +61 7 3257 8851
Terry Weber
Partner, Canberra
Tel: +61 2 6271 3522
Kim Cheater
Partner, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8218 7407
Jason Eades
Principal - NT, SA, WA - PwC's Indigenous Consulting, Darwin
Tel: +61 0407 345 350
James van Smeerdijk
Partner - PwC's Indigenous Consulting, Melbourne
Tel: +61 3 8603 4814

Creating value for your business

Cities of Opportunity 7 - 2016

Sydney - a top 10 performer. With Australia's urban population nearing 90% and contributing 83% of Australia’s GDP, our cities are major drivers of growth both socially and economically.

Fighting Fraud in the Public Sector IV - 2016

The latest report in this series summarises survey results relating to the incidence of fraud and corruption in the public sector globally, as well as in the wider Australian economy. PwC's analysis includes observations on detection, fraud risk assessment and cybercrime exposure, as well as insights from various Australian state anti-corruption agencies.

A positive conversation: Performance management in the Public Sector - April 2016

This report presents findings relating to Public Sector performance management, and shares insights into people's experiences and perceptions of the way in which performance management conversations are conducted in their organisation.

Government and the Global CEO: Redefining success in a changing world - 2016

As in past years, we have deepened the research for PwC's 19th Annual Global CEO Survey by including a range of interviews with senior decision makers in governmental organisations across the world.

A high price to pay: The economic case for preventing violence against women - 2015

PwC is proud to have partnered with Our Watch and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) to develop this important report on the costs and benefits of preventing violence against women.