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“[The Westpac scandal] comes at a bad time for the government which has legislation before parliament to crack down on union behaviour that goes off the rails, and here you have business behaviour being even worse,” says Michelle Grattan. Joel Carrett/AAP

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the Westpac scandal - and changes to robo-debt

University of Canberra VC Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss this week in politics, and talk about what to expect in the last parliamentary sitting fortnight, which starts this Monday.
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.

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