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Linda Burney seeks AFP probe into Alan Tudge Centrelink decision - The Australian;

Linda Burney seeks AFP probe into Alan Tudge Centrelink decision - The Australian

The AustralianLinda Burney seeks AFP probe into Alan Tudge Centrelink decisionThe AustralianLabor has referred Human Services Minister Alan Tudge and his staff to the Australian Federal Police for investigation, claiming private information about a woman on Centrelink was sent to the media illegally. The referral centres on a Centrelink ...and more »

Labor refers Tudge to AFP over Centrelink privacy scandal - SBS;

Labor refers Tudge to AFP over Centrelink privacy scandal - SBS

SBSLabor refers Tudge to AFP over Centrelink privacy scandalSBSFederal Labor MP Linda Burney has referred Human Services Minister Alan Tudge to the Australian Federal Police. Source: SBS News. 2 Mar 2017 - 6:05 PM UPDATED 3 Mar 2017 - 7:47 AM. The federal opposition has called on the Australian Federal ...and more »

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

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

The Sydney Morning HeraldCentrelink: Labor refers minister to Australian Federal Police over alleged privacy breachesThe Sydney Morning HeraldLabor 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 »

Centrelink phones 'busy' 28 million times - NEWS.com.au

Centrelink phones 'busy' 28 million timesNEWS.com.auCallers trying to contact Centrelink have been met with "busy" signals 28 million times in just seven months. The figure falls just short of the entire previous year and is six million more than two years ago. For those who do get through, average call ...and more »

Centrelink trawls social media for welfare complaints - The West Australian;

Centrelink trawls social media for welfare complaints - The West Australian

The West AustralianCentrelink trawls social media for welfare complaintsThe West AustralianCentrelink 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 »

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

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

ABC Online (blog)Department of Human Services defends release of personal information of blogger critical of CentrelinkABC 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 »

Centrelink phones 'busy' 28 million times - SBS

Centrelink phones 'busy' 28 million timesSBSPeople trying to get through to Centrelink have copped 'busy' signals 28 million times in seven months. Source: AAP. 2 Mar 2017 - 5:22 PM UPDATED 25 MINS AGO. Tweet. Callers trying to contact Centrelink have been met with "busy" signals 28 million ...and more »

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

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

ABC OnlineAlan Tudge referred to Australian Federal Police by Linda Burney over Centrelink disclosureABC OnlineLabor 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 »

Labor Refers Turnbull Minister To AFP Over Centrelink Debacle - Huffington Post Australia;

Labor Refers Turnbull Minister To AFP Over Centrelink Debacle - Huffington Post Australia

Huffington Post AustraliaLabor Refers Turnbull Minister To AFP Over Centrelink DebacleHuffington Post AustraliaCANBERRA -- Federal Labor has referred Human Services Minister Alan Tudge to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) over the release of private information, accusing him of unethical and possibly illegal actions. It comes after the Department of Human ...and more »

Labor's call for AFP probe into Centrelink details released by Human Services Minister Alan Tudge - NEWS.com.au;

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

NEWS.com.auLabor's call for AFP probe into Centrelink details released by Human Services Minister Alan TudgeNEWS.com.auTHE Federal Opposition is asking the Australian Federal Police to launch an investigation into whether Human Services Minister Alan Tudge acted illegally in releasing a Centrelink client's private details to the media. Labor's Human Services ...and more »

Tudge investigated over Centrelink leaks - Sky News Australia;

Tudge investigated over Centrelink leaks - Sky News Australia

Sky News AustraliaTudge investigated over Centrelink leaksSky News AustraliaThe federal Labor party has announced it will be referring government minister Alan Tudge to the Australian Federal Police for investigation. The Human Services minister is under fire amid accusations he or someone in his office leaked personal ...and more »

Centrelink admits trawling social media for complaints - ZDNet

Centrelink admits trawling social media for complaintsZDNetCentrelink staff trawl social media for complaints about the welfare agency and may escalate serious gripes to the Minister for Human Services Alan Tudge. Latest Australian news. Centrelink admits trawling social media for complaints · Optus and Huawei ...and more »

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

Centrelink debt: agency defends monitoring welfare complaints on social mediaThe Sydney Morning HeraldHuman 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;

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

Huffington Post Australia28 Million Calls To Centrelink Got A Busy Signal This YearHuffington Post AustraliaCANBERRA -- 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 »

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

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

The GuardianExclusive: minister's office sent journalist internal briefings about Centrelink clientThe GuardianAlan Tudge's office accidentally sent internal Centrelink briefing documents marked 'for official use only', to a journalist. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email; View more sharing options; Share ...and more »

DHS defends release of personal information of blogger critical of Centrelink - The New Daily;

DHS defends release of personal information of blogger critical of Centrelink - The New Daily

The New DailyDHS defends release of personal information of blogger critical of CentrelinkThe New DailyThe 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 »

Human Services Says Leaking A Woman's Personal Information Was Necessary For

Human Services Says Leaking A Woman's Personal Information Was Necessary For "Public Confidence" - BuzzFeed News

BuzzFeed NewsHuman Services Says Leaking A Woman's Personal Information Was Necessary For "Public Confidence"BuzzFeed NewsThe Department of Human Services has doubled down on its release of a woman's personal Centrelink information to a journalist, saying it was necessary to maintain confidence in Australia's welfare agency. The Department of Human Services has doubled ...and more »

Centrelink trawls social media complaints - NEWS.com.au

Centrelink trawls social media complaintsNEWS.com.auCentrelink 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 »

Centrelink boss says there's nothing wrong with debt recovery system - Starts at 60;

Centrelink boss says there's nothing wrong with debt recovery system - Starts at 60

Starts at 60Centrelink boss says there's nothing wrong with debt recovery systemStarts at 60Human services boss Kathryn Campbell has defended Centrelink's debt recovery system, after receiving thousands of complaints about it since last year. Campbell fronted the hearing this morning, saying “data-matching” in debt recovery is nothing new and ...and more »

Politics live as Prime Minister ducks and dives on penalty rates - The Sydney Morning Herald;

Politics live as Prime Minister ducks and dives on penalty rates - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldPolitics live as Prime Minister ducks and dives on penalty ratesThe Sydney Morning HeraldThe head of the Department of Human Services has fronted a Senate hearing defending the online debt recovery system that has seen people pay what they don't owe. Live updates. Sort posts by. Newest, Oldest. 4:32pm. Okay, end of the day, end of the ...and more »