May 9, 2017

AFP declines to investigate Tudge over breach of privacy in Centrelink robo-debt saga

The Australian Federal Police has decided that Human Services Minister Alan Tudge's leak of a blogger's personal info was all above board.

Josh Taylor — Journalist

Josh Taylor


The Australian Federal Police has decided not to investigate Human Services Minister Alan Tudge over his office's decision to disclose to a journalist the personal information of a critic of the Centrelink robo-debt notice system.

In late February, blogger and welfare recipient Andie Fox published a comment piece on The Canberra Times detailing some of her experiences with with Centrelink’s debt debacle. In response to claims made in the article, Human Services Minister Alan Tudge’s office gave Canberra Times journalist, Paul Malone, Fox’s own personal information, which formed the basis of an article denying Fox’s original claims.

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3 thoughts on “AFP declines to investigate Tudge over breach of privacy in Centrelink robo-debt saga

  1. klewso

    Not enough for this in the Budget – or just right?

  2. AR

    So that’s all Right then, the Praetorian Guard has performed its function of protecting the Imperium.
    Nothing to see here, you proles can piss off.
    Be Silent, Obey, Consume & Die before gouging an OAP from deserving plutocrats.

  3. Kevin_T

    What we did was legal. It is not in the public interest for anyone else to know why it was legal. Anyone who queries the legality is not acting in the public interest and wasting the resources of the police.

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