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.

Project management lessons from the QLD Health payroll inquiry

Project management lessons from the QLD Health payroll inquiry

Analysis: How not to run a major IT project.
May 20 2013 12:03PM
Mater CIO shows QLD Health 'how it's done'

Mater CIO shows QLD Health 'how it's done'

Hospital offered to help fix bungled payroll project.
May 17 2013 11:52AM
QLD Govt contributed to payroll project 'death spiral'

QLD Govt contributed to payroll project 'death spiral'

Inquiry hears from independent expert.
May 16 2013 6:50AM
QLD Health payroll will never be automated: IBM

QLD Health payroll will never be automated: IBM

CorpTech was "the tail wagging the dog".
May 3 2013 5:24PM
IBM threatened to "walk" on QLD payroll project

IBM threatened to "walk" on QLD payroll project

Lawyers advised walkout unlikely.
Apr 24 2013 12:18PM
QLD Health ignored IBM contract breaches

QLD Health ignored IBM contract breaches

Too deep in payroll system mire to climb out.
Apr 23 2013 12:54PM
Procurement lessons from the QLD Health payroll inquiry

Procurement lessons from the QLD Health payroll inquiry

Analysis: Too many contractors in govt agencies?
Apr 19 2013 2:37PM
QLD Health subcontractor "too big for his boots"

QLD Health subcontractor "too big for his boots"

Acted as leader of procurement process.
Apr 16 2013 10:57AM
QLD Health payroll exec denies preference for IBM

QLD Health payroll exec denies preference for IBM

Says focus was on getting vendor competition.
Apr 11 2013 12:25PM
IBM confirms inside talks in Qld Health bungle

IBM confirms inside talks in Qld Health bungle

Inquiry seeks answers on potential advantage.
Apr 8 2013 2:05PM
QLD Health subcontractor acted as 'free agent'

QLD Health subcontractor acted as 'free agent'

Fresh allegations from Health payroll inquiry.
Mar 20 2013 1:19PM
Qld Health payroll inquiry hears 'casual' approach allegations

Qld Health payroll inquiry hears 'casual' approach allegations

Former Accenture exec details procurement issues.
Mar 12 2013 7:16AM
Queensland Health faces IT spending review

Queensland Health faces IT spending review

Current systems inadequate, antiquated.
Feb 27 2013 3:28PM
IBM's QLD Health payroll contract to be tested

IBM's QLD Health payroll contract to be tested

State Govt calls inquiry 'with power of Royal Commission'.
Dec 13 2012 1:52PM
QLD Govt feared IBM counterclaim in payroll dispute

QLD Govt feared IBM counterclaim in payroll dispute

Legal advice given to previous government revealed.
Nov 1 2012 3:17PM
QLD Health blocked on IBM dispute

QLD Health blocked on IBM dispute

Minister pushes for legal action.
Oct 24 2012 12:45PM
Queensland Health cuts 140 IT jobs

Queensland Health cuts 140 IT jobs

Payroll costs contribute to massive overall staff reduction.
Sep 7 2012 1:56PM
Keeping outsourcing on target

Keeping outsourcing on target

How to stop striking deals that strike back.
Aug 9 2012 12:29PM
QLD Health payroll bungle to cost $1.25 billion

QLD Health payroll bungle to cost $1.25 billion

Minister unveils KPMG audit report.
Jun 7 2012 7:00AM
Revealed: 2012 e-government award winners

Revealed: 2012 e-government award winners

Government highlights projects, professionals of the year.
May 24 2012 7:00AM

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