A recommendation to halt the robo-debt process has been rejected by the federal government.
The Australian Privacy Foundation has recommended that all automatic data matching performed by Centrelink be checked manually before sending out letters demanding money repayment to recipients of welfare.
The Commonwealth Ombudsman has opened an investigation into the issue-plagued Centrelink debt recovery system the Australian government believes is 'working well'.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the automated Centrelink debt recovery process is 'quite appropriate'.
The federal government has again defended Centrelink's debt recovery system, saying the practice is not new and has been in place since 1990.