AU: Centrelink privacy breach ‘horrendous’

The Australian Associated Press reports:

Labor’s social services spokesperson Linda Burney has criticised the Coalition for its “mismanagement” of a remote community employment program after Centrelink clients had their details published to a public Facebook page.

Dozens of names of those required to attend client meetings were uploaded by a Northern Territory work-for-the-dole provider in March, according to the ABC.

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, responsible for the Community Development Program, said it was “satisfied” privacy responsibilities had been met by the Commonwealth-funded Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation.

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