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

29 December 2016
Tom McIlroy

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."
"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.