I intend to appeal the debt. I am asking my university for evidence. In short, a decision maker in Centrelink decided to state that my higher degree was by course work, when in fact it is by research.
It has caused me some anxiety, but I know I have not done anything wrong.
It is absurd and very disturbing that public servants, who are bound by the Commonwealth Government's Code of Conduct, can behave so badly.
It is shoot first, ask questions later. I believe this cash grab is illegal. No one should be accused of false evidence.
I say that those responsible should be held accountable for their actions under the Code of Conduct.