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Hacker threatens release of Medibank data

A ransomware group has threatened to release Medibank customer data as Australia’s largest health insurer faces a possible class action after the data of 9.7 million current and former customers was hacked. Medibank has confirmed almost 500,000 health claims were accessed and the personal details of former and current customers

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Workplace bill changes up for debate

Changes to the government’s overhaul of workplace laws will be put up for debate when federal parliament meets on Tuesday. Key amendments to the industrial relations bill will be introduced to the House of Representatives, following talks between the government, businesses and unions. The government wants to pass the laws,

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Robodebt ‘sold as low risk’ from beginning

Risks relating to the robodebt scheme were understated while benefits were oversold, a royal commission has been told.   A senior official also said departments overseeing the scheme were faced with a “demanding and difficult leadership environment” which potentially contributed to a breakdown in communications.  The commission is investigating how the

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