Howard praises centrelink tampering response as a victory for taxpayer fairness

Howard praises centrelink tampering response as a victory for taxpayer fairness

Cabinet minister Anthony Albanese praises the Government’s response to complaints about the $11.8 billion cost of Centrelink’s controversial reforms of the welfare system after he said the measures improved transparency and were “a victory for taxpayer fairness”.

The Opposition has called for the Abbott government to cancel the reforms – including a controversial cut to benefit caseloads – and Mr Albanese yesterday acknowledged the reforms were not perfect.

He told ABC radio: “These reforms were a success in reducing cost. What we also do now is put the money we save into our communities through infrastructure.

“It’s about increasing accountability and ensuring people can get to where they’re needed more efficiently, and the Government has also gone further to improve outcomes.

“The Government has also taken the step of putting them in place on the Australian Taxation Office website – that gives more certainty to people about where the money they make at work goes. That’s the right thing to do to increase transparen바카라사이트cy and accountability for those people.”

Labor Senator Sam Dastyari and shadow treasurer Chris Bowen also condemned the overhauls after hearing the report.

“The Labor Party has said we’ve just abolished Centrelink. They’ve only got to keep telling Australians who they are,” Senator Dastyari told Sky News.

“The Opposition said it is an improvement in efficiency and accountability. But what actually is happening here is just further increases to bureaucracy.

“We should be making sure this government is running a better economy and 바카라less time getting caught up in bureaucracy.”

Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen criticised the move as well.

He tweeted: “They’ve taken out Centrelink’s money, they’ve given us less money and increased cost by $11.8 billion. @davidabbott_aus.”

The Treasurer has been under fire for his response to the cuts, as the cost of new entitlements rises with age while cuts to the budget’s $6.3 bil더킹카지노lion for the carbon tax go deeper.

The Government has also taken the step of putting Centrelink in place on the Australian Taxation Office website – that gives more certainty to people about where the money they make at work goes. It replaces a previously available online resource that was widely criticized as useless and made it more difficult to find information.

Minister for Human Services Scott Morrison defended the changes yesterday saying the system was “well in the research and testing phase” and th