Awareness of Centrelink ‘Robodebt’ program

Aug 6, 2019

Q. Centrelink is currently conducting a debt recovery program in which welfare recipients are being automatically sent notifications regarding possible over payments. This has been widely referred to as ‘Robodebt’ in the media

How much have you read or heard about this program and the concerns about it?

  Total Gender Age
Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
I have heard a lot about this 22% 24% 19% 14% 26% 24%
I have heard a little about this 30% 33% 28% 29% 30% 32%
I am aware of this, but don’t know any details 18% 19% 17% 22% 15% 18%
I haven’t heard of this 30% 24% 36% 35% 30% 27%
Base (n) 1,102 543 559 348 374 380