Senator Humphries has the chilling news that the Lanyon Centrelink shopfront is being closed in July with horrible consequences for the city as their clients are forced further afield to secure their hand outs!
“The Lanyon Centrelink has been servicing customers since 1999 and today we find out that that service will be gone by this time next month. The Civic Medicare, servicing roughly 400 customers per day, will be shut in August, severely affecting city workers who might want to lodge a claim with Medicare in their lunchtime.
“This is an extraordinary decision – Medicare Civic serves 100,000 customers a year!
“These Human Services shopfronts provide a vital service to Canberrans, but with almost no notice and no explanation the Government has decided they have to go. It’s clear what’s happening here – just another desperate dash for cash”.
The Government has previously claimed that cuts to departmental budgets and the increased efficiency dividend would not result in any reduction in services.
Moving on to the Civic Medicare, where’s the nearest alternative?