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Like most exploited young professionals on zero hour contracts, I still do not know for sure whether I will have work for the coming semester

Debt amount: 
$3919
Date debt issued: 
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Period debt occurred: 
July 2010 to November 2010
Payment Type: 
Newstart Allowance
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

I am currently unemployed and am surviving on my savings alone, as I am a sessional academic for a number of different universities. Like most exploited young professionals on zero hour contracts, I still do not know for sure whether I will have work for the coming semester. This has meant I am under a great deal of stress, made even more the case by this extortionist, Orwellian automated debt system is turning Australian citizens into slaves of the State by bureaucratic means.

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

They want a totalitarian system to reign - it's obvious that they don't care, that this is about revenue raising, the exploitation of the poor, and extraction of money by ordinary, working people by any means possible. It's slavery through forced debt.