Story 2FWPB Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face

Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face

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DHS, the estranged megadepartment for which has suffered a series of setbacks in the last year, has once again made headlines for all the wrong reasons recently when private information about a welfare recipient’s financial affairs was released by the department in an attempt to counter the claims made about the debt recovery process used by DHS.The release of this information in this context is deemed to be legally debatable by welfare advocates. When George Brandis was questioned about Centrelink's activities on the Q&A program he responded that people should just contact Centrelink, which caused the audience to break out laughing as the current wait times and contact problems surrounding resolving debts issued by the Centrelink automated debt recovery system as seen by the public as being a farce.
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DHS? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-03-15 09:04 (#2FXWS)

Department of Homeland Security?
Nope... Department of Health Services in Australia.

Wow.. a debt recovery program issuing fake debt claims to citizens. Sounds as bad as those porn companies in the U.S.

Re: DHS? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-03-15 11:49 (#2FY9V)

Department of Human Services now nicknamed the Department of inHuman Services
Several cases have been reported where a debt was called against a person for which does not exist
There are quite a few news articles about it

Re: DHS? (Score: 1)

by fishybell@pipedot.org on 2017-03-16 03:51 (#2G12B)

Did the porn companies do something in particular? All I can see in recent news is the PornHub/Boston deal. I'm not entirely sure people got screwed on that one, but they definitely got plowed.

Re: DHS? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-03-18 09:03 (#2G8W0)

How did porn come into this?

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