Should the Federal Government bother with a review of the ATO Change Program?

Have your say in this Computerworld Poll

This week the Federal Government announced it would launch a review into the ATO's troubled Change Program after complaints over delayed income tax returns since the agency upgraded its IT systems.

In a statement, assistant treasurer, Senator Nick Sherry, said he wanted the review of the Change Program - the ATO's name for its wide-ranging IT reform program which aims to migrate the agency away from more than 180 legacy and paper-based systems to a single, integrated core IT system - to cover off all bases.

This includes the impact the Change Program has had on taxpayers and their representatives, if internal effects have been felt, and whether resources have been allocated appropriately.

The question is, should they bother? The program has been audited before, so what will come of a new review? Is it likely to be anything other then a blame game?

Tell us what you think.

Results from last week's poll question - "The T-Card is back. Will it:" Flop. Again - 37 per cent Succeed - Cubic's on the case - 58 per cent Don't know, or don't care - 5 per cent

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