Centrelink was warned robodebts could be inaccurate more than four years ago

Internal documents reveal some officials worried about the decision to remove manual oversight to issue welfare debts as early as March 2016The government agency responsible for the robodebt debacle was warned more than four years ago of a “major” risk that automated Centrelink debts could be inaccurate, documents show.Facing a class action and having settled a seperate legal challenge in November, the government last week conceded that debts issued for alleged welfare overpayments using averaged annual ATO pay data were unlawful and promised to refund more than 460,000 debts. Continue reading...

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