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I had just lost 2 jobs when I was hit with this debt

Debt amount: 
Date debt issued: 
Friday, 15 March 2019
Period debt occurred: 
March 2018 to September 2018
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
Payment Type: 
Youth Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

I had just lost 2 jobs when I was hit with this debt.
I'm fortunate enough that my friends were accommodating and helped me through into getting a new job, but this feels like a shackle which I'll never break free from.

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

I wish I could show them my bank account. I've never had anywhere near the amount owed on my person at once, living from paycheck to paycheck is so draining. Go after Google or Apple! Make them pay even 1% of what they should be paying, stop picking on hard-done-by Australians who are already below the poverty line!