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Robodebt: What do I do now if I have a debt?

Sally Whyte
By Sally Whyte
Updated June 1 2020 - 10:19pm, first published 2:00pm
Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert hasn't apologised for the stuff up. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The government has promised to pay back $721 million to current and former Centrelink recipients who were wrongly made to pay debts back to the government they didn't owe. But how did it happen?

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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.

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