Leigh Sales spent an eternity on hold with Centrelink and let the world know about it. Picture: 7:30
Leigh Sales spent an eternity on hold with Centrelink and let the world know about it. Picture: 7:30

Leigh Sales tweets about waiting to speak to Centrelink

THANKS to the silence of the great broadcaster and one its famous presenters, no-one will know if the ABC's Leigh Sales actually did get through to Centrelink yesterday.

The 7.30 Report host gave Centrelink a blast on her twitter account this week after the government agency kept her on hold for more than two hours - for the second time this week.

The TV presenter asked why she had been left on hold for more than two hours, which she posted onto her Twitter account.

It was unclear why the agency had kept the presenter on hold for so long, but it did respond eventually, on Twitter.

"Hi Leigh, what are you calling about? We'll try to help you here. Just remember, it's not safe to share personal info on Twitter."

Sales' frustration became a hotly-followed topic with readers posting about their own long wait times.

Others speculated on why the popular TV figure would need to speak to Centrelink, with another quipping that the best way to get a response from Centrelink was to acquire a debt and wait for the Robo-debt recovery phone call.

The great question about whether Sales actually got through to the agency won't be answered, however. A spokesman for the ABC confirmed the broadcaster would not be making a comment about the matter. And Sales has not posted an update about whether she finally got through either. The entire Twitterverse has been left with many questions, but no answers.

NewsCorp phoned Centrelink several times for comment, but the line was busy.

News Corp Australia


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