1. Robodebt extortion racket finally conceded as “unlawful”
The word should be ‘criminal’. Scotty from Marketing has clever wordsmiths who have invented the euphemism “not sufficient under law”. Christian Porter was suggesting on Insiders today that the scheme was basically normal, just didn’t quite scrub up under the law. Nothing to see here.
There were a few little problems with the scheme.
- The underlying mathematics were so bad that an average child completing compulsory education could have spotted the problem.
- When the demand was made people were held as guilty unless they could prove innocence.
- Unless people paid on demand, the debt was handed over to debt collectors.