Vulnerable people not challenging Centrelink debts, inquiry told

Sally Whyte
By Sally Whyte
Updated October 4 2019 - 11:02am, first published 11:00am

Letters asking Centrelink recipients to prove they don't have a debt are causing just as much anxiety as raising a debt itself, a Senate inquiry has heard, even as a government senator disputed the colloquial term for the controversial debt recovery system.

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Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.