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Was told to report Net instead of Gross income

Debt amount: 
$6000
Date debt issued: 
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Has your case been referred to a collection agency?: 
No
Payment Type: 
Austudy
Appealing Debt?: 
Yes but I lost
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

Submitted a FOI request and received a full spreadsheet showing all the calculations. Turns out my 'under-reporting' matches exactly how much tax I was paying for that fortnight.

I was instructed by Centrelink to report 'what was put into my bank account' as my income. Unfortunately, this was face to face so I have no proof.

At this point I guess I have to pay.

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

I have been ran around for almost 12 months, given contradictory information (I have proof), blatantly lied to and hung up on.

I would not submit Hitler or Bin Laden to the hell that is dealing with Centrelink.