Why is there a public service in the NT? We have the answer, to hire and pay consultants.
Most of the NT public service should be sacked apart from the police, finance, resource allocation (water, land, minerals), health workers, teachers and the court system. The rest of could be outsourced including prisons.
The government is already outsourcing to consultants for many functions why not just go that one step further and only use consultants? Let lobbyists have it all!