27 Aug 1010 More on the ATO's Change programMEMBER 273 writes:
"I wonder if it is feasible via a Freedom of Information request to the ATO to determine whether any performance benefits or bonuses were paid to senior ATO chieftains including Commissioners in charge of the Change System for the six months ending 30 June 2010. If so & such bonuses were paid, I'd be taking the information straight to my local Member of Parliament and demanding an answer as to the validity of such payments and the reasons why? Furthermore I'd be asking the local member to raise the matter of whether the ATO is taking any steps to retrieve any of the reported $820 million of taxpayer's funds spent on the Change System from the contractor/s who sold them this pup. I'd directly ask the ATO these questions but I know all I'd directly get is spin or evasion!!!!"