ROBODEBT ‘PAUSE’ DOESN’T GO FAR ENOUGH

16 Aug 2018

The Turnbull Government has conceded that their expansion of Robodebt to the most vulnerable Australians was ill-considered and seriously risky.

ROBODEBT ‘PAUSE’ DOESN’T GO FAR ENOUGH
 

The Turnbull Government has conceded that their expansion of Robodebt to the most vulnerable Australians was ill-considered and seriously risky.
 
The Minister was forced into a messy back-down under pressure from Labor in Question Time today.
 

"Considering the vulnerabilities of some people that do owe us debts, I've asked that the trial we have conducted here is put on pause.”

[Michael Keenan, Minister for Human Services, 15 August 2018]

 
It should not have come to this. The Turnbull Government should have learnt from their mistakes.
 
The Government’s own figures show their Robodebt program has got it wrong on almost 20,000 occasions.
 
Expanding the Robodebt program to vulnerable Australians, including those living with serious mental ill health, is deeply irresponsible.
 
It’s clear the Turnbull Government didn’t think through their latest cruel Robodebt expansion.
 
How do they expect a person who is homeless to find records from years ago to defend themselves against a sudden allegation?
 
Too many Australians have already been caught up in this bureaucratic nightmare.
 
The Turnbull Government shouldn’t just pause the expansion of Robodebt to the most vulnerable Australians – they should scrap it entirely.


WEDNESDAY, 15 AUGUST 2018


Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra.
 

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