IT strategy to avoid another health payroll debacle

05/07/2013

The Newman Government has delivered a new ICT accountability framework, to protect Queenslanders against another failure like Labor's Health Payroll debacle.

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich MP said the Queensland Government's ICT Strategy puts forward a clear roadmap for the future.

"Queensland taxpayers are still footing the $1.25 billion bill from Labor's mismanagement of the health payroll," Mr Holswich said.

"We're doing everything in our power to ensure something like that never happens again."

"Under this new ICT Strategy, all high risk and significant ICT projects will need the tick of approval from a Council of Directors General."

"The Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts will then undertake a review process to make sure all objectives are being met," Mr Holswich said.

Any projects that don't pass the review process will then be stopped, until the risk is mitigated.

Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg MP said the ICT Strategy was created with more than 500 items of feedback from the Queensland community.

"We're committed to listening to the needs of Queenslanders," Mr Ruthenberg said.

"The ICT Strategy outlines major reforms to the way ICT is delivered across the State."

"We know people want the best and most cost effective services from the Queensland Government," Mr Ruthenberg said.

The ICT Strategy can be downloaded at www.qld.gov.au/dsitia