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Centrelink accused of chasing debts that don't exist | 7.30

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Jun 27, 2019

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There aren't many groups of Australians as pilloried as dole bludgers and welfare cheats.

So when the Turnbull government announced a major crackdown in 2016, most Australians were happy to see it.

That move has relied heavily on automation to pursue suspected rorters.

More than 400,000 people have received so-called 'robodebts', but there are questions about whether they've always been accurate and lawful.

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