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Analysis, Enterprise IT, Featured - Tuesday, July 23, 2013 17:41 - 1 Comment
analysis The Federal Government has lived through half a dozen major ICT projects over the past decade. Customs had its Cargo Management Re-engineering overhaul, Immigration had Systems for People, Tax had the Change Program, and Defence is still wrangling with its desktop virtualisation and PMKeys undertakings. Now we can add one more to the list: The Department of Human Services’ ambitious project to revamp the Child Support Agency’s key ERP system, previously known as ‘Cuba’.
The first the Australian public heard about the project to overhaul the Child Support Agency’s key IT system was probably in May this year. At that stage, Human Services Minister Jan McLucas announced that the then-Gillard Government would, as the Senator said at the time, “deliver improvements to information technology systems to ensure millions of Australians receive government payments efficiently and effectively.”
When a Human Services Minister makes such an announcement, it usually refers to Centrelink. After all, the welfare agency is the big kahuna of Federal Government expenditure. It’s got one of Australia’s largest IT departments and doles out billions of dollars in payments each year.
However, as McLucas went on to outline, in this case she was referring to a different, but related, part of her portfolio — the organisation previously known as the Child Support Agency, which has over the past several years been integrated into the wider DHS organisation, along fellow portfolio agencies Centrelink and Medicare.
McLucas said the Government would invest $102.2 million over five years in the upgrade of the child support IT system.
With around $250 million in child support payments being distributed to families around Australia every month, the new system, according to McLucas, will ensure greater accountability and ensure much needed flexibility in to the future. “It’s important we have the right IT infrastructure in place to ensure parents continue to receive their correct entitlements now and into the future,” the Senator said at the time. Continue…
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