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Labor calls for Centrelink's 'crude and inaccurate' automated debt recovery system to be scrapped

29 December 2016
Tom McIlroy
SMH

from the article:

[Labor's acting human services spokesman Doug Cameron] slammed the government for using a "dragnet approach" to welfare recovery for thousands of Australians.
"This is a crude and inaccurate approach with data matching, it's very crude and very inaccurate and we think it should stop," he said on ABC radio. [...] Senator Cameron said Centrelink should urgently review the process to avoid further mistakes.
"We think it should be scrapped or certainly it should be suspended because we've already got a Centrelink whistleblower who manages this program saying it is grossly unfair, flawed and overly harsh, error prone and compliance staff have no discretion to deal with the issues."
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"We'll find you, we'll track you down and you will have to repay those debts and you may end up in prison," [Human Services Minister Alan Tudge] told Channel Nine.