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4 years later

Debt amount: 
$15764
Date debt issued: 
Friday, 2 January 2015
Period debt occurred: 
July 2019
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Newstart Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes but I lost
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

Wife and I incurred 2 debts each for working at the same 2 companies at the same time, for the same amount of pay.
Wife has never worked due to disability.
I apparently earned $1300 per week for 6 months at a stainless steel factory. Same with my wife.
In reality I earned $900 over 6 days. Then the company closed down overnight.
The next place, I earned $150 per week for 3 months, then $100 per week for 9 months. My final pay was $80. Apparently my wife and I we're still working there as of 2 months ago.
The factory is in Sydney NSW, we have lived in a different state for years.

We have asked for our information under the FOI act, but I was told my application had been rejected.
My wife received a 2 page document that was heavily redacted. She is currently paying $15 per fortnight to repay her debt.
They stopped me paying 2 years ago while they investigated, every time I asked about it, the case was processing? I just received a letter yesterday informing me that if I don't pay in full in 7 days or enter into an acceptable payment arrangement they will be adding on interest compunding daily.
They have stopped both of us from leaving the country. We will be arrested for trying to board a plane.
The government has branded me lazy, a drug addict, a liar, and a thief. Malcolm Turnbull said it himself about new start recipients.
Could be worse, could be living in a 3rd world country. But really?! To go on tv and say that is a real scumbag move. As bad as former pm John Howard, international war criminal. The UN told Bush, Blair and Howard they were not to go to war, but they did! Wow. Don't believe me? Do some research. Google it. Should be mainstream news. What a joke

How do you feel about the way the Government has handled this process?: 

They ignored it.