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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Page: 172

Centrelink's Income Security Integrated System Upgrade

(Question No. 1566)

Mr Conroy asked the Minister for Human Services, in writing, on 12 October 2015:

In respect of the $1 billion upgrade to Centrelink's Income Security Integrated System, (a) how far has the project progressed since its announcement in April 2015, and (b) is expenditure progressing in line with budgeted amounts.

Mr Robert: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) Since its commencement on 1 July 2015, the Programme has set up a Programme Management Office; established governance arrangements; commenced procurement activities through approaching the market on 18 September 2015 for Requests for Expressions of Interest for a Core Software Vendor; and has been working with policy departments, customers, staff and stakeholders on the design of the system.

(b) Yes.