Robodebt class action nets Perth man the ‘princely sum’ of five cents

More than $1.7 billion has been doled out to about 430 thousand Australians following the Robodebt class action – but don’t be fooled into thinking everyone got a massive payout.

Perth man Jonathan Hopper recently received a notification informing him he would be paid the “grand total” of five cents. 

“This has been rounded up from four cents,” he told Nadia Mitsopoulos.

“Three cents were the interest I lost for being without the money after I repaid the debt, and one cent is from the class action settlement.”

“I’m having a giggle because the letter it comes on is certainly worth more than five cents.”


  • Nadia Mitsopoulos, presenter


Perth, Welfare, Administrative Law

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