Former Administrative Appeals Tribunal member says calculating income by averaging it ‘arguably breaches’ commonwealth policy
The Turnbull government’s robo-debt program involves enforcement of “illegal” debts that in some cases are inflated or nonexistent, a former member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has said.
The scathing indictment of the program is contained in an academic paper by Prof Terry Carney that also accuses Centrelink of failing to defend the legality of debts in the AAT and suggests the tribunal should set aside debts until the agency has proved the amounts are correct.
Around 50 Indigenous protesters delay the baton relay on the Gold Coast this afternoon, with the planned route changing at the last minute as the baton made its way to the final destination.
Lawyers say officers should be immediately stood down and incident is the ‘tip of the iceberg’
Lawyers have called for police captured in CCTV footage pinning down and beating a mentally unwell Melbourne pensioner to be immediately stood down, and have said similar incidents are occurring across Victoria every day.
Following the release of the footage by the ABC and Fairfax Media, lawyers gathered on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne on Wednesday morning to call for an end to police brutality.
(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc may submit an offer to buy Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, which is currently in talks with Walmart Inc for a stake sale, local daily Mint reported, citing sources.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday that he agreed “in spirit” with a strict new European Union law on data privacy but stopped short of committing to it as the standard for the social network across the world.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is to meet later at Russia’s request.
Three years ago, I received a call from my husband’s home that changed my life. Since then it has become clear to me how big our aged care problem is, writes Heather Mansell Brown.
Is chicken salt making a comeback? Adam Liaw investigates the South Australian delicacy – and mourns the demise of the classic Aussie chicken shop
When I was in high school there was a rumour going around about my friend Jodie and, more specifically, her dad. It invited both awe and incredulity in equal measure.
As far as rumours go, it wasn’t particularly salacious. The word on the street was simply that Jodie’s dad had invented Australia’s most beloved of seasonings: chicken salt.
The US Trade Representative has published the list of Chinese products that would be subject to its proposed tech tariffs, and there are a few clear themes. The move would hike the costs of about 1,300 products, including industrial robots, communic…
Weightlifters from the Pacific Islands are set to make their mark on the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, aiming for up to seven gold medals.