The Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme was established on 18 August 2022. The Royal Commission inquired into the establishment, design and implementation of the Robodebt scheme; the use of third party debt collectors under the Robodebt scheme; concerns raised following the implementation of the Robodebt scheme; and the intended or actual outcomes of the Robodebt scheme.
Ms Catherine Holmes AC SC was appointed as Royal Commissioner. The Letters Patent, and Amended Letters Patent for the Royal Commission, which formally appointed the Royal Commissioner, also outlined the commission’s terms of reference and reasons for extension in reporting dates.
The Commission’s Report was delivered on 7 July 2023. Subsequently, corrections were made and an updated report was published on 11 July 2023. The changes and corrections in the updated edition are listed in the Corrigendum.
More information can be found on the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme’s external website.