Charles Sturt University Vice-Chancellor Professor Renée Leon has appeared before the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme. Her appearance related to her previous role as Secretary of the Department of Human Services.
Professor Leon was grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the important work of the Royal Commission.
The Robodebt Scheme was established by the Australian Government two years before Professor Leon's appointment as Secretary and was fully operational when she commenced in that role. As Secretary, Professor Leon endeavoured to improve the practical operations of the Robodebt Scheme and support for citizens who received debt notices.
Professor Leon was the Secretary who ceased the operation of the Robodebt scheme after seeking legal advice about the basis for its operation.
Charles Sturt University Chancellor, Dr Michele Allan, said: “Professor Leon’s appearance at the Royal Commission is important in contributing to the inquiry’s investigation in the spirit of transparency and accountability, and in supporting the Commission’s purpose in bringing this issue to resolution”.
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