Government debts and your travel plans • The Accounting Division
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Government debts and your travel plans

Government debts and your travel plans

The government has started a crackdown on individuals who owe welfare debts by preventing them from leaving the country, even for a holiday, until either the debts have been paid or they enter into a repayment plan. Some of the welfare debts are as small as $10,000, so is this the start of the government using Departure Prohibition Orders (DPOs) more frequently as a tool to pressure individuals from paying their government debts, including money owed to the Tax Office?