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The Centrelink Saga Has Somehow Gotten Even Worse

16 January 2017
Osman Faruqi

As impossible as it sounds, the Centrelink debt fiasco has spiralled even further out of control.

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie, who has been calling on the government to halt the automatic debt recovery system, today published evidence from Centrelink whistleblowers documenting damning flaws in the debt recovery process.


The Commonwealth Ombudsman has announced he will be investigating the debacle, despite the government’s assurances that everything is fine.

A poll released this morning showed more than 40 percent of Australians wanted the automated debt recovery system to be shut down.