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.
- Economic Justice Australia Submission to the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme
- Summary of Economic Justice Australia’s Robodebt Submission
- Submission by the National 4Rs Community Legal Network
- Economic Justice Australia – Witness Statement
- Welfare Rights Centre NSW – Witness Statement
- Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service WA – Witness Statement
- Transcript — from P.989
- House of Representatives, Question Time: Hon Bill Shorten MP discusses Economic Justice Australia members’ evidence in Robodebt Royal Commission
- Media release: Robodebt shows resources needed to hold government to account
- Media release: Economic Justice Australia to appear at Robodebt Royal Commission
- The Wire: Royal Commission into Robodebt Scheme Begins
- Economic Justice Australia CEO, Leanne Ho, discusses the Robodebt Royal Commission on 4BC Brisbane Radio
- ABC News: A royal commission is set to review Robodebt. Its legacy is still hanging over Centrelink recipients today
- Media release: Economic Justice Australia welcomes Robodebt Royal Commission