There are deals so poorly agreed to with the barest amount of oversight green lighted for ideological reasons so mangled and damaged that not even Steven ‘Mr Fixit’ Joyce can dress it up beyond the turd cake it is.
Novopay is one such turd cake.
The right wing fantasy that the private sector can do a cheaper more efficient version of anything the Public Sector provides must have looked so tempting for all the right wing MPs looking to slice parts of the budget off. Novopay’s failure is theirs.
$110 million wasted dollars. We could have fed every hungry kid in every decile 1,2 and 3 school for a year on that.
Talent 2 were these flash Aussies who traipsed into town and tricked us sleepy hobbits into signing up to a ridiculous dog of a deal because our political leaders wanted to believe the free market would prevail rather than reality.
Campbell Live’s focus on how shoddy this unbelievable Government incompetence has been by doing over 40 shows on the story deserves massive respect.
How shitty for all our teachers impacted and damaged by this needless and ill conceived brain fart.