Centrelink: Labor refers minister to Australian Federal Police over alleged privacy breaches

Labor’s human services spokeswoman Linda Burney has referred Human Services Minister Alan Tudge to the Australian Federal Police over allegations he broke the law by releasing the personal information of a Centrelink recipient to the media. Estimates hearings were also told Mr Tudge was getting regular updates from his department on … Continue reading

The LNP Welfare Card: the true facts exposed. Corruption disguised as philanthropy! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Michael Griffin The Liberal National Party (‘LNP’) Welfare Card programme is really a LNP rort for the benefit of the Liberal and National Parties and their members, donors and supporters. Indue Pty Ltd, the corporation awarded the contract to manage the Welfare Card programme and to operate its underlying … Continue reading

‘We are the forgotten people’: the anguish of Australia’s ‘invisible’ asylum seekers

Nearly 29,000 asylum seekers are in Australia on temporary ‘bridging visas’. These people may be free from detention but – with many denied education, healthcare and the right to work – they remain locked in desperate poverty and with no idea what their futures hold. A Guardian Australia investigation by … Continue reading

Liberal insider slams party for allowing ‘Islamophobia’ to fester

Victorian Liberal Party leaders are turning a blind eye to growing anti-Islamic sentiment in the party, according to a party source.The claim follows calls at Sunday’s federal Senate pre-selection convention for all Islamic leaders to sign a pledge denouncing terrorism, or have their places of worship torn down.