On January 15, 2017 the Chief Executive of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Dr John Falzon, took part in a radio interview with Macquarie Radio’s Jay Bacik on the topic of Centrelink’s automated debt recovery program. The audio was first published by the Macquarie Radio Network.

 

 

The St Vincent de Paul Society has called on the government to ensure that Centrelink is kept in public hands and properly resourced to support people rather than punish them, after a debt recovery scheme aimed at returning nearly $4 billion to the budget left thousands of clients with miscalculated bills. Read the full media release and find out where to get help and advice.