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Centrelink robo-debt inquiry

Published: 16 May 2017

The AASW was mentioned in two news stories across four newspapers on 16 May 2017 in relation to the Centrelink robo-debt inquiry.

The Senate inquiry heard representatives from not-for-profit legal services including Queensland Advocacy Incorporated, Basic Rights Queensland Incorporated, the Queensland Council of Social Service, the Australian Association of Social Workers and the Department of Human Services

Australian Association of Social Workers national president Karen Healy told Senators the removal of human oversight from the debt collection program had undermined public confidence in the system. "It's a large government agency which appears faceless to them and there's no option to negotiate. That is the problem for many people," she said.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers