Home Affairs says no current plan but expansion could happen ‘down the track’

The Department of Human Services has not ruled out targeting age pensioners and other vulnerable people as part of the controversial robodebt scheme, saying any decision to expand the scheme in order to meet budget targets would be made “further down the track”.

Guardian Australia revealed in August a leaked ministerial submission draft created by the department recommended Scott Morrison’s cabinet sign on off 350,000 online debt compliance reviews of older and vulnerable Australians over the next three years.

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