A Queensland Health employee checking her payslip amid the payroll debacle.
A Queensland Health employee checking her payslip amid the payroll debacle. Julie-Anne Scott

Queensland Health payroll inquiry begins

THE Commission of Inquiry into the health payroll debacle that has plagued Queensland for years begins on Friday.

Former supreme court justice Richard Chesterman will start examining expenditures and assumptions about future costs from the failed IT system.

The problems resulted in Queensland Health employees being overpaid, underpaid or not paid at all.

KPMG has estimated the payroll system's forecast expenditure to 2017 to be more than $1.25 billion.

The Queensland Government says the inquiry will also help improve the economic management of future large scale projects and provide recommendations to avoid future issues.

Mr Chesterman must report his findings and recommendations to the premier by April 30 this year.


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