MORRISON GOVT: QUICK TO GRAB YOUR MONEY, SLOW TO PAY IT BACK

ED HUSIC MP.
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MORRISON GOVT: QUICK TO GRAB YOUR MONEY, SLOW TO PAY IT BACK
ED HUSIC MP
It’s been revealed that the Morrison government has held on to millions of dollars of Medicare rebates owed to Australians.
 
The revelation comes in the same week that legal action is being taken against the government’s disastrous robo-debt system, that hit thousands of Australians.
 
Over 70,000 “robo-debts” – or about one-in-six – were reduced or cancelled exposing the extent to which the government has stuffed up this process.
And reports today show the Government is doubling down on its disastrous robo-debt program. 
 
Now confronted with the multi-million dollar backlog of Medicare rebate payments, the government relied on it’s “go-to” response: blame anyone but the government.
 
They did it with robo-debt.
 
They did it with delays in approving age pensions.
 
And now they’re blaming over 670,000 average Australians for these delays in refunding their money.
 
The Morrison government has yet again failed to design a system to serve Australians - and when these failures become apparent they blame citizens.
 
When it came to robo-debt the government was quick to claim money off innocent and vulnerable Australians.
 
And now that the government owes Australians millions in Medicare rebates, it refuses to act to fix the problem.
 
It’s unacceptable and deserves to be fixed now.
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