Robodebt class action

Former Labour Party leader Bill Shorten, alongside legal firm Gordon Legal, is calling on the government to suspend the controversial Robodebt system.

The system, which has the government at the centre of extortion claims, has been heavily criticised for chasing ‘illegal’ Centrelink debts that were found to be either nonexistent or grossly inflated.

Despite a 2017 Ombudsman report outlining multiple failures within the system, it is yet to be revised or terminated by the government.

Emeritus Professor of Law at Sydney University, Terry Carney spoke to Breakfast host Tess Connery about the controversial system.



Photo – Paul Henman, The Conversation

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