The Greens are today calling on the Government to urgently suspend the operation of the robo-debt program in Townsville.
“How heartless and insensitive can this Government get? ,” Australian Greens spokesperson on Family and Community Services Senator Rachel Siewert said.
“While people are coping with what is one of the most stressful and traumatic times in their lives, a natural disaster, their Government are chasing them down for money they probably don’t even owe.
“This will be enormously stressful for the people being targeted in an already stressful situation.
“I’m ashamed and upset that the Government is treating people in our community this way.
“Robo-debt should be suspended Australia wide.”
Lucy Cowcher-Guthrie; 0418 401 180