Federal government criticised for continuing robodebt after admitting it was unlawful

Federal government criticised for continuing robodebt after admitting it was unlawful

The Guardian

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Ombudsman warns thousands of people may have missed out on a refund

Services Australia has been criticised by a government watchdog for continuing to recoup money from welfare recipients through its botched robodebt scheme after it had admitted the program was unlawful.

A commonwealth ombudsman report also warned it was possible a few thousand people may have missed out on a refund because their debt was either incorrectly assessed by Services Australia officials or wrongly upheld at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

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