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I feel like there's no way out

Debt amount: 
$4800
Date debt issued: 
Thursday, 1 November 2018
Period debt occurred: 
October 2013 to October 2016
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Austudy
Appealing Debt?: 
I don't know how to
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

I had just come off night shift and when I got the call I just could not stop crying.

They initially told me it would be about 3000 but when I appealed they came back to say it was actually 4800 dollars that I DO NOT HAVE and gave me 2 weeks to pay it.
Are they serious?
Do you think every average joe has that in their back pocket?

It was disgusting
I couldn't sleep; not working to my full potential that night looking after acutely unwell people.

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

Very very poorly.

Not one shred of assistance provided or options given.

I asked for written evidence of three years worth of my apparent wrong reporting.
Got one single piece of paper that does not make sense to me.
Asked if I could get a lawyer or accountant to look at it and they replied "no".