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The government seems not to have sought independent legal advice before demanding the repayment of debts it couldn’t prove were owned. Shutterstock

Robodebt failed its day in court, what now?

The Commonwealth has conceded that its program of automatic debt collection was unlawful. It'll probably have to pay the money back.
The present income averaging system will continue to be used in assessing debt. The key “refinement” will be the addition of “proof points”. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Government makes changes to error-prone robo-debt collection

The Department of Human Service's customer compliance staff will now be required to seek "additional proof" rather than solely relying on income averaging when determining if there is a debt.
Under the ParentsNext that was delivered, some parents lose payments for failing to attend appointments and others don’t. Shutterstock/Department of Jobs and Small Business

More than unpopular. How ParentsNext intrudes on single parents’ human rights

ParentsNext has punitive dimensions that threaten people's human rights. Now a Senate Committee will determine whether it's helping or harming vulnerable parents and their children.
The Department of Human Services approach to social security fraud prosecutions has become less punitive in recent years. Julian Smith/AAP

Why prosecutions for welfare fraud have declined in Australia

Despite a public focus on punitive approaches to welfare fraud, the number of social security fraud prosecutions has fallen in recent years.

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