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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey August 11, 2017

Need to work out the kinks of "Send Bill to Jail" campaign ... power play ... Abbott's jacket offensive ...

We waited a year for this lousy Border Force footage

We waited a year for this lousy Border Force footage

Josh Taylor June 19, 2017 3 Comments

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released footage of Border Force officers testing GoPro cameras on the water.

Tudge locates, won’t release legal advice on Andie Fox case

Josh Taylor May 29, 2017 7 Comments

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.

Tax Office tries to fight FOI by arguing it’s an OHS risk. Information Commissioner says ‘shaddup’, basically.

Josh Taylor May 15, 2017 2 Comments

The Australian Taxation Office has been told it should process an freedom of information request hosted on transparency website Right to Know.

Curious George’s diary a terrific anti-climax

Josh Taylor March 20, 2017 7 Comments

After more than 1000 days, Attorney-General George Brandis has finally released his diary.

Wouldn’t it be delicious if Brandis went to jail for contempt?

Michael Bradley February 10, 2017 11 Comments

Even after George Brandis lost his appeal in the full Federal Court to keep his diary a secret, he has still refused to release it. Does that constitute a contempt charge?

How Centrelink is avoiding releasing debt system information

Sally Whyte February 8, 2017 5 Comments

The Department of Human Services is flouting Freedom of Information guidelines in rejecting and delaying multiple requests for information on Centrelink's automatic data matching system.

Fifield ordered to hand over diary after every ridiculous excuse fails

Josh Taylor January 27, 2017 10 Comments

Mitch Fifield's office tried numerous, spurious reasons as to why it could not possibly be transparent with the public about the meetings he was taking on their behalf, but they were all rejected.

How to dispute a Centrelink debt

Sally Whyte December 21, 2016 14 Comments

Does Centrelink think you owe money that you don't think you owe? Here is what to do next.

Government diaries released, sort of

Government diaries released, sort of

Crikey November 3, 2016

Diary entries about the same-sex marriage plebiscite were released, but not the ones we were expecting.