Queensland Health's payroll probe

The Queensland Government has launched an inquiry into a bungled payroll system upgrade that is expected to cost Queensland Health $1.25 billion to fix. The Commission of Inquiry, led by the Hon. Richard Chesterman QC, aims to analyse the contractual arrangements between the State of Queensland and IBM Australia, to determine why the contract price blew out over time.

We track its findings.

Meet Qld Health's five new technology execs

Meet Qld Health's five new technology execs

Still no fill for long-vacant CIO role.
Jan 18 2017 10:38AM
Qld Health CIO reinstated after corruption claims fall flat

Qld Health CIO reinstated after corruption claims fall flat

CCC ends investigation.
Apr 29 2016 9:47AM
Fixing Qld Health’s IT systems: start with the plumbing

Fixing Qld Health’s IT systems: start with the plumbing

Step one in massive program of work.
Sep 24 2015 7:00AM
Qld Health rehires payroll Mr Fix-It as new boss

Qld Health rehires payroll Mr Fix-It as new boss

Poaches NSW Health CIO.
Jun 5 2015 11:44AM
Qld Health to trial rapid sign-on for health systems

Qld Health to trial rapid sign-on for health systems

$5.4 million project ‘on track’.
Feb 28 2014 11:30AM
IBM accuses Qld govt of trying to 'rewrite history'

IBM accuses Qld govt of trying to 'rewrite history'

Blames government for health payroll disaster.
Dec 9 2013 9:54AM
Qld opposition blasts IBM lawsuit as waste of money

Qld opposition blasts IBM lawsuit as waste of money

Calls on government to release new legal advice.
Dec 6 2013 3:01PM
Qld Govt commences legal action against IBM

Qld Govt commences legal action against IBM

Seeking compensation over $1.2b health payroll disaster.
Dec 6 2013 9:41AM
Qld Health prepares to outsource IT, telecommunications

Qld Health prepares to outsource IT, telecommunications

Major shift in approach from troubled department.
Sep 16 2013 12:54PM
Qld Health to be tested by new system replacement project

Qld Health to be tested by new system replacement project

Could be bigger than failed payroll platform.
Sep 9 2013 6:24AM
Newman still considering legal action against IBM

Newman still considering legal action against IBM

Confirms sacking of senior bureaucrats.
Aug 23 2013 1:32PM
Queensland begins planning new Health payroll system

Queensland begins planning new Health payroll system

Adopts all Chesterman recommendations.
Aug 20 2013 11:56AM
The architects of Qld Health's payroll disaster

The architects of Qld Health's payroll disaster

Where are they now?
Aug 12 2013 6:54AM
Qld Premier confirms IBM ban

Qld Premier confirms IBM ban

Fallout continues from Health payroll inquiry.
Aug 7 2013 3:29PM
Queensland Govt considers IBM ban

Queensland Govt considers IBM ban

IBM rejects payroll inquiry findings.
Aug 7 2013 9:50AM
IBM should never have been appointed, finds Qld payroll inquiry

IBM should never have been appointed, finds Qld payroll inquiry

A project full of bad decisions.
Aug 6 2013 11:06AM
Does the Queensland Government need a CIO?

Does the Queensland Government need a CIO?

(Blog post) Working out where the buck stops.
Jul 2 2013 6:07AM
Qld Govt pours more money into Health payroll

Qld Govt pours more money into Health payroll

IBM implemenation still hurting.
Jun 4 2013 5:13PM
Public servants no match for IBM, says former minister

Public servants no match for IBM, says former minister

Lawsuit not a viable option.
May 31 2013 11:56AM
Minister defends QLD Health payroll decisions

Minister defends QLD Health payroll decisions

Bligh and Schwarten loathe to sack IBM.
May 28 2013 6:45AM

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