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Commonwealth Ombudsman Critical of Centrelink Auto-Debt Recovery System

Lina Caneva, Monday, 10th April 2017 -  A report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman into the operations of the federal government’s controversial Centrelink auto-debt recovery program has found that the system had poor administration

Calls for an End to Centrelink Debt Policy Despite Changes

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 15th February 2017 -  The social sector is calling for the government to “shut down” the Centrelink “robo-debt policy” despite the announcement that Centrelink will no longer demand immediate…

Senate Inquiry into Centrelink’s Auto-Debt Recovery System

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 9th February 2017 -  The Greens and Labor have secured support for a Senate inquiry into the government’s controversial Centrelink automated debt recovery system. “The automated debt recovery system

Finding a Simple Solution to Managing Debt Collection Rules

David Tennant, Thursday, 2nd February 2017 -  Is there a simple solution to Centrelink’s debt collection problems asks not-for-profit CEO David Tennant. There has been a lot of public discussion about Centrelink’s automated

Video Showcases Centrelink Bogus Debts Clawback Fiasco

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 1st February 2017 -  A tongue-in-cheek video is being used by a peak body to shine a light on the “ludicrousness” of the so-called “Centrelink bogus debts clawback fiasco”. Victorian Council of Social

Centrelink Rallies Call for Immediate End to Auto-Debt Recovery Program

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 31st January 2017 -  Lunchtime rallies across three states calling on the federal government to stop its Centrelink auto-debt recovery program have been followed online with a nationwide virtual rally.…

Labor Calls for Senate Inquiry Into Centrelink Robo-Debt ‘Debacle’ as Pensioners Targeted

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 18th January 2017 -  Labor will push for a Senate inquiry into the Centrelink robo-debt “debacle” when Parliament returns in February after revelations that the automated system will start targeting

Note to Centrelink: Australian Workers’ Lives Have Changed

Peter Whiteford, Friday, 13th January 2017 -  The problems with Centrelink reflect a lack of knowledge of the actual working and family patterns of a large share of Australians, writes Professor Peter Whiteford of the Crawford

Centrelink Should Not Be Government ‘Weapon’ of Deficit Reduction

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 12th January 2017 -  Vinnies has joined the chorus of welfare organisations demanding the government suspend the Centrelink debt recovery system, saying it should not be viewed as a “weapon” of deficit

Disability Sector Joins Calls for a Halt to Centrelink ‘Fiasco’

Wendy Williams, Friday, 6th January 2017 -  The disability sector has backed calls for the Centrelink debt recovery “fiasco” to be suspended immediately amid concerns about the impact it is having on people with disability.

Union Canvassing to Sue Centrelink Over Privatisation of Job Schemes

Wendy Williams, Monday, 26th September 2016 -  An organisation “by the unemployed, for the unemployed” is canvassing to take legal action against Centrelink amidst claims the “privatisation” of job schemes is penalising unemployed
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