Bill Shorten MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME. SHADOW MINISTER FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES.MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG.
BILL SHORTEN SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE NDIS SHADOW MINISTER FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG PRIME MINISTER CONTRADICTS OWN LAWYERS ON ROBODEBT
Scott Morrison has confirmed that the Australian Government owes a duty of care to social security recipients. This directly contradicts the argument being made in court by Government lawyers in defending the Robodebt scheme against a class action brought by 11,000 Australians.Government lawyers on February 14 stated their policy in the Robodebt class action was that the Government does not owe Centrelink recipients a duty of care. Today in Parliament Mr Morrison was asked by Labor: “Prime Minister does the Government owe a duty of care or not to Centrelink recipients?” He responded with a rambling monologue prefaced by the statement: “I’ll tell you the duty of care we have to the Australian people including those who depend on their social services payments.” Who is lying about whether the victims of Robodebt were owed a duty of care by their Government - the Prime Minister or his lawyers? And will the Prime Minister match his talk inside the Parliament by instructing his lawyers to amend their defence to confirm the Commonwealth does owe Centrelink recipients a duty of care? WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2020MEDIA: LIAM HOULIHAN 0438 366 400
Authorised by P. Erickson, ALP, Canberra