The Ministerial Inquiry into Novopay found problems with governance, with the process, with accountabiliity, with implementation, with trust - with the system.
8 months later the Minister 'bought in' to fix Novopay - Minister Fix-it Joyce - hasn't fixed 'it'.
The explanation Minister Joyce made to the teachers and support staff who were, thanks to Novopay, left without pay - or without the right pay - was that the problem is the:
"huge amount of pointless data entry required at the start of every school year."
Apparently schools like to "make work".
Minister Joyce believes it is "time to reform other parts of the education system to prevent this happening again."
So in order to meet the needs of an Australian software company the Government is going to reform the education sector.
By May 2014 Novopay will have been stuffing up for 2 years – 24 months - a whole lot of pay periods, a whole lot of heartache and whole lot of work for a huge number of school communities.
But you know what - according to the Minister - it’s your fault not Novopay’s …
Afterthought - would this call to reform the education sector, to fit Novopay, have anything to do with an ex Talent2 shareholding Minister and a 'red tape' taskforce provided for in ACT’s Confidence and Supply Agreement with National?