Alan Tudge continues to obfuscate. But he's on increasingly shaky ground.
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.
Could there be a more stark sign that the government is out of touch than that Centrelink is sending debt collectors after the most vulnerable while the Health Minister bought an investment property on a whim while on a taxpayer-funded trip?
The extension of competition policy to human services advocated by the Harper review isn't just about outsourcing or lowest-cost tendering.