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The federal Department of Human Services has defended before a Senate committee is conducting an inquiry into the effects of the Centrelink's much-criticised automated debt-recovery scheme toward hundreds of thousands of people who received letters indicating they might owe Centrelink money.  

James Elton-Pym
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Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 11:04
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Unions and social service groups have strongly criticised the debt program, and called for it to be axed.

The head of the department responsible says the scheme should continue, albeit with a few tweaks.