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Now id rather starve to death then ever ever get any kind of centerlink help ever again.

Debt amount: 
$6000
Date debt issued: 
Friday, 2 September 2016
Period debt occurred: 
September 2012 to September 2018
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Yes
Payment Type: 
Newstart Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes & I won
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

i won but not all of it.
i was suicidal too. i wanted to do it right in front of the center link office.

It happened to me right when i had exposed rorting by the job agency i was working for. As a whistle blower, i lost my job.
I did not owe any money and i fought it for 2 yrs. got it reduced 3 times until i had an argument with someone Rob from centerlink who hung up on me and closed my case.

They took 2000.00 of my tax return. I had even worked out where they had calculated wrong and the guy knew it.

Now id rather starve to death then ever ever get any kind of centerlink help ever again.

How do you feel about the way the Government has handled this process?: 

Absolutely appalled. I call it legal extortion.

I did not fraud the government and i never ever ever got money when i was working.