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Private investigators to spy on welfare recipients in Services Australia crackdown

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
February 20 2022 - 6:35pm
Government Services Minister Linda Reynolds. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Welfare recipients who fail to update their employment or relationship status could become the subject of covert surveillance as Services Australia looks to engage private investigators to spy on claimants suspected of wrongdoing.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.