The Morrison Government has consistently denied, obstructed and covered-up the origins of the Robodebt scandal and refused to take responsibility.
It is only when Labor organised a class action that a $1.8 billion settlement was made to repay victims and keep ministers out of the witness box.
We need to learn the truth of Robodebt’s origins so that something like can never again be perpetrated by an Australian Government against its citizens.
The illegal and immoral Robodebt scheme caused serious harm to many Australian families – who have reported that this contributed to stress, anxiety, financial destitution and even suicide.
Labor will establish a Royal Commission into Robodebt by the end of this year and begin consulting on the Terms of Reference for the Commission after the election.
A Labor Government would ask a Royal Commission to examine and report on the Robodebt scheme, consistent with these key objectives which will be reflected in the Terms of Reference:
Our consultation after the election will inform the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission. Labor has allocated $30 million over the forward estimates for the establishment of the Royal Commission.
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