Auditor slams risky GST reporting systems

By Julian Bajkowski Legacy computer systems at the Australian Taxation Office that extract crucial reporting data on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) have again been found to have serious shortcomings that pose a threat to the quality of data the taxman produces for the government. In a new report […]

HP warns Microsoft SharePoint proliferation in government out of control

By Julian Bajkowski Computing and services stalwart HP has made a bold pitch for new government business based on the prospect that savings as deep as 75 per cent can be carved from software and infrastructure running costs bloated by duplication and non-standardised deployments of Microsoft’s SharePoint platform. The acquisitive mega-vendor on Wednesday officially launched […]

More public sector sackings expected in Budget

 By Julian Bajkowski   Federal public servants are bracing for a fresh round of job cuts after pre-Budget scene setting by the Gillard government confirmed around $580 million savings aim to be extracted from the bureaucratic machinery.   The projected savings have triggered warnings from the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) but are understood […]


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