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A year of insult and injury for job seekers and the unemployed

A year of insult and injury for job seekers and the unemployed

This year was an annus horribilis for the poor — but the tireless campaigning of low-income advocates offers some hope for the future.

It’s not a great sign when Pauline Hanson agrees with you

It’s not a great sign when Pauline Hanson agrees with you

Crikey readers discuss the government's migrant welfare bill and the rise of pre-polling.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

More woe for Centrelink users to come ... Cash's innuendo ... who leaked against Roman Quaedvlieg?

Disability support plummets as government turns up heat on the vulnerable

Disability support plummets as government turns up heat on the vulnerable

Disabled Australians are being turned away from the Disability Support Pension and forced onto punitive and untenable unemployment schemes.

Drug testing welfare recipients a ‘tick a box’ exercise that can never work

Drug testing welfare recipients a ‘tick a box’ exercise that can never work

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?

Drug-tested welfare recipients will be forced to disclose private health details to a third party

Drug-tested welfare recipients will be forced to disclose private health details to a third party

Documents obtained by Crikey reveal a troubling new twist in the Centrelink drug-testing scandal. Freelance journalist John Power reports.

Tudge’s claim to legal privilege in Andie Fox Centrelink debacle is bollocks

Tudge’s claim to legal privilege in Andie Fox Centrelink debacle is bollocks

Alan Tudge continues to obfuscate. But he's on increasingly shaky ground.

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

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

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.

Human Services plans massive robo-debt expansion on pensioners

Human Services plans massive robo-debt expansion on pensioners

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.

Information Commissioner to audit Centrelink’s data matching for robo-debt notices

Information Commissioner to audit Centrelink’s data matching for robo-debt notices

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner will overhaul Australia's privacy code in response to controversy over Centrelink's debt notices.