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Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme

The Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme will hold its initial public hearing in Brisbane at 10am on Tuesday, 27 September 2022. At this hearing...

Robodebt was a policy fiasco with a human cost we have yet to fully appreciate

DAVID MARIUZ/AAP The Robodebt class action bought by Gordon Legal has been settled at a cost to the government of around $1.2 billion. According...

Robodebt failed its day in court, what now?

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

Robo-debt class action could deliver justice for tens of thousands of Australians instead of mere hundreds

Labor’s government services spokesman Bill Shorten and lawyer Peter Gordon announcing Gordon Legal’s robo-debt class action in Canberra on Tuesday. Mick Tsikas/AAP The announcement by Gordon...

We need human oversight of machine decisions to stop robo-debt drama

One former member of Australia’s government review tribunal has described robo-debt as a form of ‘extortion’. Shutterstock Federal MP Amanda Rishworth raised concerns...

Danger. Election 2016 delivered us Robodebt. Promises can have consequences

Automating something that couldn’t be automated is a promise that hurt. Shutterstock/thegreenhead.com Campaign promises can seem like so much noise and distraction; this morning’s announcement...