Article 2F8DJ Centrelink critics have ‘philosophical objection’ to welfare compliance checks, says minister

Centrelink critics have ‘philosophical objection’ to welfare compliance checks, says minister

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Christopher Knaus
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Human services minister Alan Tudge says critics of robo-debt system object to making sure welfare recipients meet their obligations

The human services minister, Alan Tudge, has rejected claims that the automated debt recovery system is creating a “climate of fear” among welfare recipients.

Tudge said critics of the scheme, including Australia’s peak community sector body, the Australian Council of Social Service, had a “philosophical objection” to making sure welfare recipients comply with their obligations.

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