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Incompetent Government can’t be trusted with sensitive personal information

The Australian Greens have today said that Department of Immigration has a lot to answer for following the ‘accidental’ release of several world leaders’ personal details.

"The level of incompetency of this government is startling, first the leak and then to have not even notified those implicated is bad form. You've got to wonder if the Abbott Government could be trusted to organise a bun fight in a bakery, Greens’ spokesperson for immigration, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said." 

“It was only last week the Government was calling on the Australian people to trust them with their data, and now we find out they have disclosed the details of our world leaders.

“This just proves that this Government cannot be trusted to manage people’s personal information properly.

This is not the first time the Department of Immigration and Border Protection have improperly disclosed confidential information.

“Last year some 10,000 asylum seekers personal details were inadvertently released by the Department, this ineptitude has put thousands of people at further risk.

“Australian Border Force now has the power to access everyday Australians personal details. How they are to be trusted with this information following these incidents is beyond me.

“This is another serious gaffe by an incompetent Government.”

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