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The way the government has handled this debacle is insulting

Debt amount: 
$1702
Date debt issued: 
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Period debt occurred: 
July 2011 to November 2011
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: 

Very stressful. I have recently returned to study so I am not in the financial position to repay a debt such as this. I am confident that I do not owe this money, so am hopeful. I do feel incredibly angry though, and can only think f all the people who have paid unknowingly and been taken advantage of.

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

On the national level the way the government has handled this debacle is insulting, to say the least. I am hitting Centrelink/Department of Human Services from various angles, and do seem to be getting helpful advice and believe it will be handled appropriately. I bet the government employees that have to deal with angry and upset customers would have a few choice words to say about this situation.