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Turnbull Govt Must Implement Robo-Debt Inquiry Recommendations

22 June 2017
Community and Public Sector Union

The CPSU has urged the Turnbull Government to urgently implement the key recommendations of a Senate inquiry into the Centrelink robo-debt debacle, with the program still in force and now being rolled out to target pensioners.

Senate Inquiry Finds Tudge's robo-debt system "so flawed it was set up to fail"

22 June 2017
The Hon Linda Burney MP, Shadow Minister for Human Services, ALP Member for Barton

The Senate inquiry into Alan Tudge’s bungled robo-debt disaster has handed down a scathing report of the system, finding that it was doomed from its inception despite claims from the government that the system was “working well”.

Senate inquiry calls for Centrelink robo-debt system to be suspended until fixed

21 June 2017

A Senate inquiry has called for Centrelink’s controversial automated debt recovery system to be suspended until its many flaws can be resolved.
The inquiry released its report on Wednesday night, which made 21 recommendations for fixing the robo-debt system.
The inquiry has urged all debts calculated using the error-prone “income averaging” process to be reassessed. It also called for a redesign of the system with a robust risk assessment process.

Robodebt program must be suspended

21 June 2017
Anglicare Australia

Anglicare Australia has called for the Centrelink automated debt recovery process to be suspended. The call is made ahead of the release of the Senate Inquiry’s robodebt report.

Robo a no-go until Centrelink implements Inquiry's recommendations

21 June 2017
Skye Kakoschke-Moore, Nick Xenophon Team Senator for South Australia

Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore is calling on the Government to urgently act on the recommendations in the report released today by the Senate Committee inquiring into the Centrelink robo-debt system.

Senate committee recommends robo-debt be put on hold and drastically overhauled

21 June 2017
Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia

A Senate Committee report into the Government’s Centrelink Online Compliance Intervention (robo-debt) program has called for it to be put on hold until of the procedural fairness flaws in the program are addressed. The Committee a says the Government should re-assess all debts determined through the use of income averaging and that a redesigned system should include a robust risk assessment process.