Posts Tagged ‘centrelink’

More logo-mania!

Posted: 9:13 am on 3rd March 2014

WasteWatch’s recent post on the half-a-million-dollar AIS logo caught the attention of a few undercover WasteWatch agents. According to these sleuths, the AIS saga isn’t nearly as uncommon as the Australian taxpayer might wish. For example, the new(ish) Centrelink logo — replaced during the Rudd-Gillard government’s tenure — cost over $4.6 million of your money. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s more. Remember the $6.6 million of your money spent…

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CIS Podcast ep 6 – week ending 31 May 2013

Posted: 5:46 pm on 31st May 2013

Episode 6 – produced for the week ending 31st of May 2013   Topics Misuse of government power and emergency terrorism powers The failure of industry assistance and Ford Australia The CIS goes to Canberra with Jeremy Sammut and Andrew Baker   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week the CIS sent a briefing delegation to Canberra to inform politicians from both major parties on the CIS TARGET30 program. We are…

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The $2 million Child Support Agency lottery ‘win’

Posted: 10:24 am on 23rd April 2013

Welfare spending is a big issue confronting Australian governments. It’s an even bigger issue now that the government has taken to (accidentally) giving out lottery sized payments to its customers. One (un)lucky Brisbane mother of three received $2,022,012 in a single Child Support Agency (CSA) payment after a public servant accidentally typed the date (02/02/2012) into the section where the correct payment of about $3,000 should have been entered. Instead of…

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