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Robodebt 2.0 Campaign

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I have assisted many South Australian constituents to have their inaccurate robodebts repaid or waived, including scoring four wins against the Government at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

The Government admitted it stole money from 373,000 people through its disastrous Robodebt scheme. While helping South Australians, I have discovered that the Government AGAIN attempted to avoid its commitment to pay back stolen money by deceptively 'averaging' or 'apportioning' debts - even if people provided Centrelink with payslips. The scale of this exploitation is shocking, with up to 184,000 vulnerable Australians including up to 15,500 South Australians not being refunded!

I took this to the Social Services Minister, and since, The AAT has confirmed in our decisions that Services Australia’s practice of averaging payslips to calculate Centrelink debts is inaccurate and simply cannot be done.

I will keep fighting to get many more wins for constituents until all unfair debts are repaid. You can help me to keep the pressure on the Government to fix this problem by signing my Robodebt 2.0 Petition!