Digital gurus “locked out” of robo-debt debacle – The Canberra Times

The Prime Minister’s Digital Transformation Office was “locked out” of helping with Centrelink’s robo-debt, the former head of the agency says. Paul Shetler, who was handpicked by Mr Turnbull to lead the government’s technological revolution, says he and his colleagues first heard about the automatically generated debt program in the media. Locked out: former Chief Digital Officer Paul Shetler. Photo: Dominic…

Don’t take debt for granted – Shepparton News

The chief executive of a Shepparton-based not-for-profit organisation has highlighted the issues surrounding Centrelinks automated data matching system and its approach to collecting alleged debts, as the issue faces a looming Senate inquiry. FamilyCares David Tennant recently made a submission to a Senate inquiry associated with the better management of the social welfare system, focusing…