back to article Grilled over failed DoE project, Turnbull's Transformers turn turtle

Australia's Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) appears unable to explain its involvement in a failed AU$20m Department of Education IT project that was cancelled last week. Under questioning from Labor Senator Douglas Cameron during a Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee hearing yesterday, neither DTA CEO Gavin …

  1. FozzyBear
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    Two points

    So the DTA is just another level bureaucracy and project management.

    Yep that's going to always end well, because what every IT project needs is a bunch of fucking halfwits with less than no idea telling you how to do something. So they can either cover themselves in glory if it succeeds or distance themselves if it fails

    Alexander said as well as the PM's interest, “lots of vendors” are talking to the government about blockchain.

    Well of course they are, there is a lot of money to be made selling snake oil

    1. Cpt Blue Bear

      Re: Two points

      "every IT project needs is a bunch of fucking halfwits with less than no idea telling you how to do something"

      Its worse than that. He made it quite clear that they provide no real input and accept no responsibility for the outcome. It seems the DTA's job description is "turns up now again for a cup of tea and a biscuit".

      "the PM's interest"

      That PM would be the same bloke who gave some Russian fella he sat next to a paid dinner $10,000,000 of public money for, just wait you'll love this, electrostatic rainmaking experiments.

      1. FozzyBear
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        Re: Two points

        Turnball < retching sound>

        The suit that's embarrassing Australia on a global scale. Seriously can't we just get a Monkey that masturbates in public as our new PM. It would be orders of magnitude less embarrassing than that retard.

    2. julian.smith

      Re: “lots of vendors” are talking to the government about blockchain

      Want to talk about blockchain ... Malcolm's your man

      Mathematics is his thing .... who will forget that "the laws of Australia override the laws of Mathematics"

      A dunce masquerading as an empty suit

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