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The Commission of Audit will likely recommend privatisation and removal of duplication to reduce government spending and bring the federal budget to surplus in its extensive report, released today.

The report weighs five kilograms.

Professor of Public Management Janine O'Flynn told Sky News Business that the Commission of Audit report would be a politically-informed document with many recommendations in line with Coalition policies, but would likely also recommend measures that the Government would find politically unpalatable.