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Labor calls for ‘flawed’ Centrelink automated overpayments alert to be switched off

30 December 2016
Matthew Connors
The Courier-Mail

from the article:

Labor’s acting social services spokesman Doug Cameron has called for the automated system to be turned off.

“It seems to us this is a very crude and inaccurate way of dealing with potential violations of people seeking payments from the welfare system,” Senator Cameron said.

He said Labor has no time for rorters and cross-checking should be done, provided it is accurate. Senator Cameron said a Centrelink staffer has blown the whistle on the automated system, saying it was “flawed”, “overly harsh” and “error prone”.