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Centrelink: Labor refers minister to Australian Federal Police over alleged privacy breaches - The Sydney Morning Herald

Labor frontbencher Linda Burney has referred Human Services Minister Alan Tudge to federal police over allegations he broke social security laws by releasing the personal information of a Centrelink recipient to the media. Ms Burney, Labor's human ...and more »

Alan Tudge referred to Australian Federal Police by Linda Burney over Centrelink disclosure - ABC Online

Labor MP Linda Burney has asked the Australian Federal Police to determine whether Human Services Minister Alan Tudge broke the law by disclosing a welfare recipient's personal information to a journalist. The Department of Human Services (DHS) has ...and more »

Department of Human Services defends release of personal information of blogger critical of Centrelink - ABC Online (blog)

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has defended the release of a welfare recipient's personal and protected information to a journalist, insisting it was proportionate and legal. The release has been criticised by the Federal Opposition and lawyers ...and more »

'Doxing': Centrelink's release of single mum's personal details sparks outrage - The New Daily

Centrelink's decision to release a single mother's private information to a journalist has sparked privacy fears. Photo: AAP. Luke Henriques Gomes Canberra correspondent @lukehgomes. Share. Tweet Share Reddit Pin EmailComment. Centrelink's decision to ...and more »

Exclusive: minister's office sent journalist internal briefings about Centrelink client - The Guardian

Alan Tudge's office accidentally sent internal Centrelink briefing documents marked 'for official use only', to a journalist. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images. The office of human services minister, Alan Tudge, mistakenly sent a journalist internal ...and more »

Centrelink debt: agency defends monitoring welfare complaints on social media - The Sydney Morning Herald

Human Services Minister Alan Tudge is getting regular updates from his department on welfare recipients who are "criticising or unhappy with the system", a senate estimates committee has been told, as Centrelink staff trawl social media to keep an eye ...and more »

28 Million Calls To Centrelink Got A Busy Signal This Year - Huffington Post Australia

CANBERRA -- Tried calling Centrelink lately and got a busy signal on the phone? You're not alone. There were 28 million calls to the welfare department in the last year which got an engaged signal, confirming the frustrations of countless Australians ...and more »

Labor's call for AFP probe into Centrelink details released by Human Services Minister Alan Tudge -

THE AFP is being called on to investigate whether Human Services Minister Alan Tudge illegally gave a Centrelink client's private details to the media. Claire Bickers, AAP. News Corp Australia NetworkMarch 2, 20175:27pm. Video; Image. Play Video. Play ...and more »

Labor refers Tudge to AFP over Centrelink privacy scandal - SBS

Australia's Human Services Minister Alan Tudge reacts during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, Feb. 8, 2017. Source: AAP. Federal Labor MP Linda Burney has referred Human Services Minister Alan Tudge to the ...and more »

Centrelink trawls social media for welfare complaints - The West Australian

Centrelink staff trawl social media for complaints about the welfare agency, and may escalate serious gripes to the responsible minister. Senior bureaucrats responsible for Centrelink say their workers sift through print, broadcast and social media for ...and more »