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Minister, officials ignored robodebt deaths and harm

A former coalition minister and government departments failed to properly consider the personal heartbreak and harm stemming from the illegal robodebt scheme.

Budget boost for welfare payments one step closer

A $40 a fortnight rise in welfare payments is one step closer for millions of Australians.

Former watchdog head fronts robodebt royal commission

The former head of the independent watchdog which investigated the agencies responsible for the robodebt program will be questioned by the royal commission. 

To the editor: Centrelink legislation needs reform

Centrelink legislation is in drastic need of reform, this letter writer argues.

Opinion: The aged pension is not welfare

The aged pension is an entitlement and Centrelink should not be treating it as welfare, writes Brisbane-based social justice campaigner, Craig Hill.

Key robodebt officials to front commission

A victim of the unlawful robodebt recovery scheme says she will never trust Centrelink as a safety net again after it left her angry and traumatised. 

Robodebt victim beat false debt in court

Two people wrongfully targeted by the botched robodebt scheme have described difficulties in trying to get more information from Centrelink about the money they supposedly owed. 

To the editor: Payne ‘needs to get her facts right’

This letter writer says Labor MP Alicia Payne needs to get her facts right and is critical of state Labor governments' pandemic management.

Government planned to close Braddon Centrelink shopfront almost half a year ago

The decision to close the Braddon Centrelink shopfront in December and merge it with the Gungahlin bureau was made five months before October’s official announcement, it was revealed in Senate Estimates hearings...

Labor motion to keep Braddon Centrelink open

Labor MP Alicia Payne has backed a House of Representatives motion to stop the Federal Government closing the Braddon Centrelink shopfront.

Bill Shorten: Keep Braddon Centrelink open

Labor MP Alicia Payne has brought out the big guns in her quest to save Braddon Centrelink from closing: former party leader and prime ministerial candidate, the Hon. Bill Shorten MP, now Shadow Minister for Civil Services and the NDIS.

Braddon Centrelink shopfront will close within weeks

The Braddon Centrelink shopfront will c