When the Australian Department of Parliamentary Services publishes the phone bills of politicians on the Parliament House website, the private mobile phone numbers connected to the accounts are usually removed completely.
Not this time.
As SMH revealed, white font was used, but the numbers weren’t removed. A simply copy and paste and you’ll be texting your favourite MP in no time.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and his staff, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, Christopher Pyne, Mitch Fifield, Christian Porter, former prime ministers Julia Gillard, John Howard and Paul Keating are among those who have had the numbers released.
TELCO Management is the private contractor in charge of the process. There’s been no comment from the company as yet.