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Robo-debt class action lawyers unhappy with government's instalment payment plan

The government has confirmed a small number of people owed large amounts because of the robo-debt scheme will be repaid over successive days.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Labor proposes royal commission into robo-debt scheme

Labor will campaign for a royal commission into the government's controversial robo-debt scheme, which unlawfully recovered tens of millions of dollars from welfare recipients including students and..
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Senior ministers may be hauled into court over robo-debt class action

Ministers may be hauled into court and forced to give evidence as part of the massive robo-debt class action brought against the federal government.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Scott Morrison apologises for 'any hurt or harm' caused by unlawful robodebt scheme

Scott Morrison has apologised for his government's unlawful robodebt scheme, saying he 'deeply regrets' any hardship caused by the program.
SBS - Published Also reported by •Brisbane TimesSydney Morning HeraldThe Age

'They nearly cost me my life': How robo-debt turned lives upside down

Victoria Legal Aid's office is usually quiet around Christmas. But in 2016 the first calls from robo-debt victims came in. They turned into a flood.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

$721 million robo-debt refund must be sped up, lawyers say

The refund to more than 400,000 Australians who were chased over Centrelink debts won't stop a class action against the government.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Victors keen to follow up on robo-debt's spoils

Stuart Robert's $721 million robo-debt snafu has presented his opposite number - Bill Shorten - with easy pickings.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald

Early super access scheme is another robo-debt, Labor says

More than $12 billion of super has been accessed early with little oversight of the scheme, Labor says, and much of the cash spent on gambling and alcohol.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

'Now is not the time': Scott Morrison blames welfare principle also 'followed by Labor' for robodebt scandal

The federal government revealed on Friday it would repay 460,000 Centrelink debts accrued since 2015 at a cost of almost three quarters of a million dollars.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Scott Morrison says the government has 'great regrets' about the unlawful robodebt scheme

Scott Morrison says the government has "great regrets" about causing pain to hundreds of thousands of people stung by the robodebt program.
SBS - Published

Porter concedes robodebt scheme unlawful, doesn't rule out further damages

The Attorney-General has accepted the bungled scheme was unlawful and has not ruled out the Commonwealth paying damages.
Brisbane Times - Published


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