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Resisting robo-governance

12th July 2021

by Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran

The Morrison government is fighting to keep documents about robodebt from public view. However, there is a lot of incriminating information already publicly available. PhD candidate Dhakshayini’s article briefly recaps the top five things the government does not want us to know about robodebt:

  1. Robodebt still continues on today, minus illegal “income averaging”
  2. Robodebt (and welfare fraud) is really about criminalising the poor
  3. Robodebt was just the beginning
  4. Robodebt is a predictive policing technology
  5. Our lives are in the hands of a few technology experts

Read the full article from Pro Bono Australia here.

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