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Centrelink welfare payment data reveals intergenerational trap

If parents were receiving benefits of one kind or another, then more than two-thirds of their children were also on welfare
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

'Staggering': Young people twice as likely to be on Centrelink benefits if their parents were

World-first research finds children born of parents on Centrelink almost twice as likely to be on benefits in later life than children who are not.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

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News video: Young Man Feeds Homeless Man in Heartwarming Gesture

Young Man Feeds Homeless Man in Heartwarming Gesture 01:08

Melissa Fisher&rsquo;s brother, Corey Constable, couldn&rsquo;t simply stand by while a homeless man went hungry. Posting a video to Facebook, Melissa wrote: &ldquo;So I told my brother..
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News video: Emotional Jacqui Lambie Condemns Welfare Cuts as 'Shameful'

Emotional Jacqui Lambie Condemns Welfare Cuts as 'Shameful' 15:58

Independent representative for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie described her experience as a single mother receiving Centrelink payments in an impassioned plea to her parliamentary colleagues to reconsider the..
Source: Storyful Studio -

News video: Joyce sympathetic, not sorry

Joyce sympathetic, not sorry 01:22

There's been no apology from the Deputy PM over the Centrelink debt recovery saga, with Barnaby Joyce saying it's a necessary process to recoup money people weren't entitled to
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News video: Centrelink's welfare debt mistake – video explainer

Centrelink's welfare debt mistake – video explainer 00:59

When a Centrelink letter arrived two weeks before Christmas, Michael Griffin instinctively knew he was going to be unfairly trapped. So he meticulously documented, step-by-step, how the system wrongly..
Source: Guardian -

News video: Centrelink's welfare debt mistake

Centrelink's welfare debt mistake 00:58

When a Centrelink letter arrived two weeks before Christmas, Michael Griffin instinctively knew he was going to be unfairly trapped. So he meticulously documented, step-by-step, how the system wrongly..
Source: The Guardian Studio -

 

Serco contract not the solution Centrelink clients need

The public will find out if this is a cynical strategy to dress up call waiting time numbers.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Outsourcing Centrelink calls to Serco may well fail to meet clients' needs

The Coalition is staking more of its reputation than it realises on the success or failure of its solution to ballooning call waiting times for Centrelink clients.
The Age

Alastair McGibbon's rotten defence of the ADF data hack

Can't keep military plans safe, so why are we subcontracting out the details of Centrelink customers?
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Human Services to use private contractor Serco as Centrelink call centre provider

The Department of Human Services hopes the measure will cut lengthy call waiting times.
The Age Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald

The small business Centrelink trap

Small business owners operating either as a sole trader or partnership are harshly treated when it comes to qualifying for the age pension by Centrelink.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Canberra Veterans Affairs Network moved to Centrelink office

Canberra veterans will have to visit Centrelink to access support services after the closure of a dedicated Woden office.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

20,000 people sent Centrelink 'robo-debt' notices found to owe less or nothing

Labor says the latest figures on the government's robo-debt controversy are shocking.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Laws crackdown on government pretenders

The Turnbull government has introduced a new bill to parliament that makes it illegal to impersonate a Commonwealth body, such as Medicare or Centrelink.
SBS

How Centrelink decides if you're a couple or just flatmates

Financial expert Noel Whittaker answers your questions.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Centrelink texts a war of terror: Labor

Labor and the Greens have scolded Centrelink over letters and text messages sent to welfare clients warning against committing fraud.
SBS

Greens lash 'threatening' Centrelink texts

Centrelink has been accused of sending threatening texts to welfare recipients, days after it emerged the agency sent out letters emblazed with the AFP logo.
SBS

Centrelink sending 'intimidating' texts to clients in fraud crackdown

Centrelink text messages warning people against welfare fraud have been described as 'threatening'.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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