Exclusive: Administrative Appeals Tribunal figures obtained under freedom-of-information laws mostly predate ‘robo debt’ scandal

More than a third of Australian welfare debt recovery decisions have been overturned by the independent tribunal that oversees Centrelink.

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal has set aside 960 Centrelink debt decisions out of 2,699 appeals lodged between March 2016 and March 2017, while a further 132 were “varied”.

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