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Robodebt scheme class action: Jarrad Madgwick’s mother says ruling won’t bring him back

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A mother who maintains that her son took his own life after receiving a Centrelink debt of $2000 has welcomed the ‘robodebt’ class action settlement.

On Monday, Gordon Legal announced it had reached a settlement with the Commonwealth over the class action that would see about 400,000 members share in $1.2 billion.

The scheme, which was deemed unlawful, used income averaging data from the Australian Tax Office to automatically generate debts, incorrectly claiming thousands of Australians had been overpaid by Centrelink.

Jarrad and Kathleen Madgwick. Credit: Supplied

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