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Smoke and mirrors

Debt amount: 
$1293
Date debt issued: 
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Period debt occurred: 
June 2010 to March 2013
Payment Type: 
Austudy
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes in process
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

My anxiety levels are increasing, due to the complexity of the process and non-accountability of the organisations involved.

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

With low expectations of the government it was hard to be disappointed or surprised. But I have been both, principally due to the enthusiasm (sheer bloody mindedness) of the minister and head of department.
On a personal note - just been into Centrelink office to lodge papers for scanning, and was informed that I had up to an hours' wait to get a receipt for these?