The Australian Greens said today that this is a great day for people who have been subjected to this unfair, appalling and illegal program. People's opposition to this program has been vindicated.
“This is a historic day. I am overwhelmed thinking of the untold suffering that this illegal scheme has caused” said Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on Community Services.
"It will be almost impossible to account for the social and economic costs of the Government's illegal Robodebt scheme.
"I have been campaigning with the community since this process started against the Government's attempt to claw back savings from some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
"Going after people on income support has cost us all so much.
"This program has caused so much pain and distress to so many for so long and the Government knew this but continued to treat people appallingly.
"We will be carefully scrutinising this process to ensure that every person who has been subject to this illegal process has been repaid."
Lucy Cowcher-Guthrie: 0418 401 180