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Why the Coalition doesn't give a toss about its Centrelink debacle

19 January 2017
William Bowe

The highest concentrations of those on unemployment benefits tend to be in low-income areas of the big cities and remote regions with high indigenous populations. I.e. not seats the Coalition is ever likely to win.

Of all the difficulties the Turnbull government faces as the new year begins in earnest, perhaps the most menacing is the Centrelink debt recovery debacle, which threatens a drumbeat of negative publicity that will long outlast its present issues over parliamentarians’ entitlements.