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|Report to the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme||16.17 MB|
This report has been prepared at the request of the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme (see letter of engagement at Attachment A). It addresses each of the matters the Royal Commission identified in its request, and sets out the recommendations that, in the author's professional opinion, would address the concerns he identifies which appear to be systemic or critical points in the Robodebt scheme. The matters covered include:
The report draws on the author's experience in the Australian Public Service (APS) from 1968 to 2005, and his subsequent academic work on public policy and public administration.This report also refers extensively to recent inquiries into the APS and to the author's submissions to and commentaries on those inquiries.