The government has robbed the poorest Australians of more than $1 billion. But it refuses to apologise.
All welfare debts unlawfully issued by the federal government under its ‘robodebt’ scam are expected to top $1bn, a report in Guardian Australia indicates. The government has promised to repay $720m to 373,000 past and present welfare recipients over 470,000 unlawful demands for money calculated using faulty “income averaged” annual pay data as part of Centrelink’s income compliance program. New internal estimates are reported to show the total value of those 470,000 unlawful debts will be close to $1.5bn. https://tinyurl.com/y8kuftj7