Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has expressed concern that the company behind the bungled Tax Office overhaul has been selected to ‘transform’ the Centrelink system, saying that Centrelink recipients have been through enough.
“Centrelink recipients, some of which have just had their payments cut by legislation passed yesterday, should not be subject to anymore poorly operating systems.
“They have a track record of taking a system and making it worse for many users, this was demonstrated by the bungled Tax Office rollout.
“I agree the Centrelink system is broken, but it should not be put in the hands of a company that have had to overhaul a major departmental system before and had major problems.
“I will be following this up with the department with questions on notice”.