What I need to know is whether the CSA is allowed to make assumptions? If so, to what level? If not, what do I throw at them to get them to stop?
It was actually confirmed verbally to me by my CO that if there was not sufficient documentation then they would base their decisions on assumptions. In most Change of Assessments the CSA collect all financial information as they are entitled to do. They have literally everything available on me. It was my understanding that even part of the Privacy Act entitled me to have factual evidence used.
Some examples used against me were;
A property search that clearly showed I was a tenant but they assumed I was the owner just because my name came up.
Business Credit Card transactions that were taken as personal purchases but were actually for stock.
I have always split income with my current partner but they assume I do all the work so they bang on more $'s to my assessment.
As long as they are allowed to make assumptions on any issue they choose then I don't seem to have an avenue to prove my financial hardship circumstance as factual evidence is apparently not relevant.
Do I (actually we) have to end up in the gutter or in a pine box before they stop this practise?