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

29 May 2017
Crikey

The office of Human Services Minister Alan Tudge has refused to release more than a dozen documents related to his decision to release personal information on a critic of his robo-debt notice system on the grounds it is legally privileged and would disclose personal information.
After months of searching, Crikey finally managed to track down the advice Tudge was relying on when his office released the personal information of blogger Andie Fox to a Canberra Times journalist, but now his office won’t hand it over.

Pensioners next on Turnbull's robo-debt hit-list

19 May 2017
The Hon Linda Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Human Services, ALP Member for Barton; The Hon Jenny Macklin MP, Shadow Member for Families and Social Services, ALP Member for Jagajaga

The Turnbull Government’s disastrous robo-debt system will soon target aged pensioners according to the Department of Human Services.
From 1 July this year the deeply flawed robo-debt system will seek to recoup nearly $1 billion from the pockets of pensioners.

Budget 2017: Tudge to slash almost 1,200 DHS jobs

10 May 2017
The Hon Linda Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Human Services, ALP Member for Barton

Something is very wrong at the Department of Human Services, Mr Tudge needs to admit he can’t improve services and cut 2,000 jobs in two years.
This Budget means Centrelink clients will wait longer for worse services.

Tasmanians to get their say on Tudge's bungled robo-debt system

26 April 2017
The Hon Linda Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Human Services, ALP Member for Barton

The senate inquiry into Alan Tudge’s bungled robo-debt system will hear first hand from Tasmanians over the next week as hearings are held in Hobart today and Launceston on Thursday.
The inquiry is expected to hear that despite Mr Tudge’s claims that the system is working well, it has actually been a disaster for the most vulnerable Tasmanians.

Tudge still in denial about robo-debt debacle

19 April 2017
The Hon Linda Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Human Services, ALP Member for Barton

A Senate inquiry into Alan Tudge’s bungled robo-debt system has today revealed that Probe Group, a major debt collection contractor for Centrelink, is paid a commission on every debt it collects.

Tudge's privacy leaks looking even more legally dubious

3 April 2017
The Hon Linda Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Human Services, ALP Member for Barton

Damning independent legal advice raises the real possibility that Alan Tudge or his office may have broken the law by recklessly leaking the private information of a Centrelink client in an effort to cover up his bungled robo-debt debacle.