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A failed IT systems project looks like it might stall the career of the Victorian Police Chief Commissioner Simon Overland. According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald (via AAP), police minister Peter Ryan has expressed only “muted support” for the commissioner following the debacle. The force has estimated that the task …

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Ha!

Performance like this should be criminal.

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Megaphone

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"The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Wednesday night (April 20) that $45 has already been spent on the project."

Only $45? Sounds quite cheap to me!

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Headmaster

yikes

"The force has estimated that the task of replacing its “LEAP” database could blow out by as much as $100 million beyond what’s already been spent. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Wednesday night (April 20) that $45 has already been spent on the project."

Holy crap! $99999955 over budget? That's about a 222,222,222% cost blowout.

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They're serious about it

"The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Wednesday night (April 20) that $45 has already been spent on the project."

They bought a copy of dBase IV on eBay?

"A failed IT systems project looks like it might stall the career of the Victorian Police Chief Commissioner Simon Overland."

You mean "boost", not "stall". How civil servants get promoted: do an appaling job, and to "get rid of you" (as they will tell the papers), the gov puts you in a higher, better paid position.

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