The Morrison Government is planning to close both the King Street and Mayfield Centrelink offices. While the Government likes to ‘consolidation’ is just the Government’s code word for cuts, diminishing services, and reduced access.
Centrelink has provided critical support to many Australians over the course of the pandemic. Any decision to close or reduce access to Centrelink shop-fronts in Newcastle is unconscionable.
I am deeply concerned about any plans that would reduce the accessibility of Centrelink’s essential services to the Newcastle community, so I will continue to hold the Government to account.
We call on the Government to immediately halt its plans to close Centrelink offices in Newcastle.