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Public Sector

Risk Services

Risk in Public sector

The global and Australian Public Sector faces unprecedented risks and opportunities that require transformational approaches to minimising risks and maximising opportunities.

All Departments and Agencies face:

  • Service delivery reform
  • Funding pressures and requirements for more efficient and effective operating models
  • Economic and demographic pressures
  • Digital disruption and technological change, and
  • Workforce, capability and capacity shortages.

Working across all areas of federal and state departments and agencies, our teams help manage financial, technology, regulatory, and operational risks spanning issues such as budget constraints and accountability, financial reform, human services reform, security and privacy and technology.

We work to help the Public Sector transform itself, through supporting service delivery reform, efficiency, effectiveness and, ultimately, value for money.


Read more about our risk and online delivery or delve into some of our services that are addressing significant risk issues in Public Sector.


Central agencies


Our team provides risk intelligent advice to address current, looming and future risks in Central Agencies, particularly driven by budgetary pressures, asset sales and efforts at capital optimisation, differing approaches to infrastructure funding and service delivery reform.



We offer risk intelligent advice to address current, looming and future risks in Education, particularly driven by digital disruption, falling standards, inequity and increased demand for skills.

Health and human services


We work with our clients to address current, looming and future risks, particularly driven by challenges posed by an ageing populating, increases in the cost of care and significant technology and infrastructure costs.

Justice, immigration and public safety


Our perspectives on risk intelligent strategies address the risk environment in Justice, Immigration and Public safety, particularly driven by immigration and illegal entry issues, skills shortages in certain growth sectors and privacy and security changes.

Transport and infrastructure


Our team provides risk intelligent advice for Transport and infrastructure, particularly addressing risk issues driven by industry consolidation, the need to improve customer centricity and cost and efficiency pressures.

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Clare Bower Clare Bower
Lead Partner
Tel: +61 2 9322 5625


Thought leadership

  • Positioning for prosperity? – International education
    Building the Lucky Country series, October 2013
  • Hit the ground running: Five critical success factors in contracting for outcomes
    Deloitte UK report, 2011 | 20 pages
  • Boosting public sector productivity by going mobile
    Global research, March 2013 | 30 pages
  • More about the Public Sector in Australia
    Visit our industry section


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