February 28, 2018 11
More woe for Centrelink users to come ... Cash's innuendo ... who leaked against Roman Quaedvlieg?
November 7, 2017 18
Disabled Australians are being turned away from the Disability Support Pension and forced onto punitive and untenable unemployment schemes.
September 1, 2017 10
There are between 200,000 and 500,000 people who want to access drug and alcohol services who are unable to because there are not enough doctors and clinics. What will be accomplished by forcing drug-addicted welfare recipients to join the queue?
July 21, 2017 8
Documents obtained by Crikey reveal a troubling new twist in the Centrelink drug-testing scandal. Freelance journalist John Power reports.
May 30, 2017 17
Alan Tudge continues to obfuscate. But he's on increasingly shaky ground.
May 29, 2017 7
Alan Tudge says he does in fact have legal advice to say he was allowed to release a Centrelink recipient's private information. And no, you cannot see it.
May 19, 2017 9
The Department of Human Services will continue with plans to expand the data it uses to chase people alleged to have been paid too much welfare.
May 18, 2017 5
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will overhaul Australia's privacy code in response to controversy over Centrelink's debt notices.
May 17, 2017 1
Huge increase in Centrelink debt notices in November ... NBN spends millions on copper ... Turnbull's "netflix and chill" admission ...
May 15, 2017 9
The government says sewage will reveal suburbs with high drug use for Centrelink drug testing, but the experts that test sewage say it won't, writes freelance journalist Asher Wolf
May 11, 2017 12
And you should opt out of it as soon as you can, freelancer Asher Wolf writes.
May 10, 2017 16
Evidence from similar drug testing for welfare trials elsewhere in the world suggest it is a solution in need of a problem.
May 9, 2017 3
The Australian Federal Police has decided that Human Services Minister Alan Tudge's leak of a blogger's personal info was all above board.
May 1, 2017 10
The Department of Human Services says it is against the public interest to release advice on why it's okay to breach someone's privacy.
April 24, 2017 3
Turnbull's week on "Aussie values" pays off in Newspoll, and yet another crackdown on welfare planned in the budget. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.
April 11, 2017 13
A debt paid back to Centrelink is a debt owed, unless those who were forced to repay the debt ask for a review, according to Human Services officials.
April 4, 2017 21
The legal advice Human Services Minister Alan Tudge is relying on to cover his release of Andie Fox's personal info appears to be missing.
March 15, 2017 17
There are four main reasons, writes fellow at the Centre for Policy Development Ian McAuley.
March 15, 2017 9
Unbowed by the census debacle, the Australian Bureau of Statistics is still threatening to prosecute people who don't hand over private information.
March 10, 2017 7
Tackling global tax avoidance requires long-term vision, but it's what Australia needs, writes ethicist and freelance writer Chris Fotinopoulos.