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Australia deputy CEO to front Robodebt royal commission The third block of hearings for the robodebt royal commission kicks off today and our social affairs and

inequality editor, Luke Henriques-Gomes, is in attendance. The deputy CEO of Services Australia, Christopher Birrer, former social services director Anthony Barford, and

Lyndsey Jackson, who coordinated the #NotMyDebt campaign, will front the commission, as well as two individuals who will give case study evidence. The commission says

the third hearing block will focus on the impacts of robodebt along with the criticism of the scheme after it was implemented and ongoing legal defence despite such criticism.

It will also explore how ministers and governments used the media throughout the scheme, and measures taken when alleged debts weren’t paid. Former social services

minister Christian Porter and former human services minister Alan Tudge will give evidence about their roles in the unlawful debt collection scheme next week. Tudge will front the

commission next Wednesday, while Porter will follow the day after. – with AAP   00:12 Sydney facing ‘enormous’ housing emergency, research finds

More than one in 10 households in Sydney’s south-west are unable to meet surging living costs including rent. More than 12.7% of families and individuals living in

south-west suburbs are experiencing housing stress, according to data commissioned by the Community Housing Industry Association.