Article 2F8WN Centrelink's use of 10% debt recovery fee could be unlawful, welfare groups say

Centrelink's use of 10% debt recovery fee could be unlawful, welfare groups say

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Christopher Knaus
from World news | The Guardian on (#2F8WN)

‘Robo debt’ recovery system charged 97,300 welfare recipients the fee in the last six months of 2016 alone

Centrelink’s indiscriminate use of a 10% recovery fee on welfare debts could be unlawful, welfare rights groups believe.

The “robo debt” system slugged almost 97,300 Australians with a 10% recovery fee in the last six months of 2016. The fee has been applied to two of every three debts raised under the robo debt system.

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