Rt Hon Sir William Birch
Minister of Finance
Hon Clem Simich
Minister of Police
23 August 1999
For Immediate Release
Govt Will Inquire into What Can Be Learned from INCIS
The Government agreed today that it will inquire into what can be learned from the INCIS computer project, Finance
Minister Sir William Birch and Police Minister Clem Simich announced tonight.
They said major investments were being made in information technology to take advantage of unprecedented opportunities
for improvements in systems efficiency in both the private and the public sectors.
“The Government has a huge interest in modernising public sector information technology. The public are entitled to know
that all of the parties involved in such investments have performed adequately,” they said.
“We believe that lessons can be learned by studying the INCIS project. Based on legal and commercial advice, we do not
intend intitiating that work until pending litigation is settled or resolved.
“The Crown’s legal advice is that there is no impediment to such an undertaking, once either the Court proceedings have
been concluded or a settlement has been reached,” the Ministers said.