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Centrelink notices ‘unjust’

16 January 2017
Shane Douthie
Wangaratta Chronicle

Centrelink clients in North East Victoria have been urged to seek independent advice if they have received a ‘debt notice’ and are concerned about what to do next.

Local support services have been contacted by a number of Centrelink clients who have received the notices which have attracted widespread criticism since they were first sent out just prior to Christmas.

Luke Rumbold, Upper Murray Family Care (UMFC) chief executive officer, said his staff had received several enquiries about the letters from distressed welfare recipients unsure what to do.