From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … 

Has Centrelink suffered a new data breach? We hear -- to go with interminable wait times, the ongoing fall out disastrous robo-debt policy and all manner of unpopular, punitive measures aimed at some of society's most vulnerable people -- yet another public relations calamity is slouching towards Centrelink. We've been told a media announcement is expected from the agency in coming days, as there has been a "massive Centrelink data breach affecting customers". Watch this space -- we certainly will be. Know more? Let us know.