Telecom blunders cost South Australia $2M

All departments in South Australia’s state government will be facing telecommunications services audits after a startling discovery was recently made in four of its agencies. A six-month audit of the unnamed departments led to the discovery of a myriad of mistakes and wasteful practices, from unsuitable data plans to billing errors. In total, it is estimated the blunders cost the government $2 million. “Because only four agencies were included in the 2011-12 review, there are concerns that the practices could be spread across the government’s 69 other agencies and, potentially, costing many more millions,” states a news report in The

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