Centrelink debt recovery

Jan 24, 2017

Q. Centrelink is currently conducting a debt recovery program in which welfare recipients are being automatically sent notifications regarding possible over payments. From what you have read or heard do you approve of disapprove of the way this program has been conducted?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 36%   34% 49% 24% 30%
Total disapprove 48%   53% 38% 63% 58%
Strongly approve 13%   11% 20% 8% 13%
Approve 23%   23% 29% 16% 17%
Disapprove 19%   17% 19% 16% 24%
Strongly disapprove 29%   36% 19% 47% 34%
No opinion 16%   13% 13% 12% 12%

 

36% approve of the way the Centrelink debt recovery program has been conducted and 48% disapprove.

Those most likely to approve were Liberal/National voters (49%), men (43%), full-time workers (45%) and those earning over $2,000 a week (45%).

Those most likely to disapprove were Greens voters (63%), aged 65+ (61%), people not working (58%) and those earning less than $600 a week (60%).

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