We haven’t changed how we transition people from Newstart Allowance to Age Pension and claims to the contrary are simply incorrect.
The Centrelink Express Plus app and online accounts experienced intermittent issues earlier this week, which have now been resolved.
There was scheduled maintenance on the department’s website on the weekend prior to the new financial year. This allowed the department to update our systems with any changes coming into effect from 1 July.
The issues were not related to the Child Care Subsidy.
Recent comments in the media about the number of casual staff employed by the Department of Human Services have been grossly exaggerated.
An article published in the Hobart Mercury on 31 May 2018 reports information about the Department of Human Services’ online income confirmation program that is misleading.
Channel Nine’s A Current Affair (ACA) story ‘Double standards’ (3 May 2018) incorrectly reports 20 per cent of debt letters issued by the Department of Human Services were false.
Claims by the CPSU that the department’s Child Support system has been completely inoperative for four days are simply incorrect.
Several media outlets have incorrectly reported that the Department of Human Services is using the recent legalisation of same sex marriage in Australia to recover welfare overpayments.
The Canberra Times published an article online (26 October) and in print (27 October) that misrepresents the evidence by Department of Human Services official Jason McNamara at Senate Estimates hearings.