Economic Justice Australia is very supportive of the recommendations made by the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme in its comprehensive report, released today. The report unravels the many injustices involved in rollout of the Robodebt scheme, and defines areas in need of urgent reform. If implemented in full these recommendations will achieve real systemic change to Social Services policy development and Centrelink service delivery.
It is important for the Government, and for the Australian community, to recognise that many of the automation and service-delivery issues raised during the Royal Commission remain, resulting in unfair and non-transparent decision making. This leads to unnecessary confusion and distress for social security recipients every day. It is therefore imperative that the Government act quickly to implement all recommendations in full.
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