Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face
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 recipientâ€™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.
Perhaps a more interesting point just now is how well SN will operate without TMB. My guess is that it will keep on going, but perhaps without some of the tweaks the Buzzard had been making on a running basis (for better or worse).