The Report of the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme was published on 7 July 2023.

Robodebt Royal Commission

EJA’s analysis of the legal and ethical issues related to the OCI system / Robodebt scheme has been set out in submissions to various inquiries and consultations going back to March 2017.

In February 2023, EJA provided a submission to the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme.

The submission outlines information about the nature of the Robodebt scheme; highlights key lessons learned from the failures that occurred; and sets out a number of forward-looking recommendations for reform of social security and administrative systems.

The submission is accessible here.

A summary version of the submission with our recommendations is accessible here.

On 11 November 2022, the Chair of Economic Justice Australia and representatives from its member centres gave evidence at the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme.