One Billion Dollars of Taxpayer Money

Friday, 23 December 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Featuring former Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, in the hot seat at the Robodebt Royal Commission. The Robodebt scandal was appalling enough by legal and ethical standards. The questioning by the Senior Counsel assisting the Royal Commission of Mr. Morrison, seemed to be aimed at determining:
    • how did something which is unlawful, get implemented?
    • why did the need for legislative change disappear from the briefings?
    • and why did Mr. Morrison see no reason to question this?
But what are we to make of the Robodebt scheme from an economic perspective? What are we to make of Scott Morrison's testimony in light of what we know about "taxpayer money"?

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