Who Is To Blame for Robodebt (And How Does It Work?)



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In Part 1 of this Robodebt Deep Dive, let's look at cutting through all the distractions and dishonesty of politicians and figure out where Robodebt came from, how it works, and why it's a problem.

Commonwealth Ombudsman 2017 Report:
https://www.ombudsman.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0022/43528/Report-Centrelinks-automated-debt-raising-and-recovery-system-April-2017.pdf

Senate Inquiry 2017 (Home page with links to report, submissions, etc):
https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/SocialWelfareSystem/Report

Senate Inquiry 2019 (Home page with links to reports, submissions, etc):
https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Centrelinkcompliance

Class Action Lawsuit (all court documents linked):
https://www.robodebtclassaction.com.au/

Class Action case name: Prygodicz v Commonwealth of Australia (No 2) [2021] FCA 634

Centrelink "Information Gathering Powers":
http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/num_act/ssa1999338/s192.html

Scott Morrison / Marise Payne announcing IT upgrades to Centrelink:
https://formerministers.dss.gov.au/15909/media-conference-sydney/

Turnbull Government "Better Management of the Social Welfare System":
https://cdn.theconversation.com/static_files/files/1051/turn2.pdf?1590734145

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