So, I recently became aware of a debt which was owed to Centrelink which amounted to $2500. However, the debt was first appointed when I was a minor, and the contract was signed, again, when I was a minor. Another thing that is bizarre to me was that they said I wasn't declaring income, however, I had made a phone call when I first started working to cancel the Youth Allowance. This phone call is not on their system, not sure why this phone call wasn't documented, but obviously irrespective of the phone call I was still receiving payments. I was unaware that money was still be received as the Youth Allowance was being transferred directly into my mother''s account. She was very mentally sick at this time (she suffers from Bipolar/Schizophrenia Disorder) and was not aware herself. The debt has been given to a debt collection agency, however, they are requesting that I pay the full amount via credit card as soon as possible, though as I am not comfortable I have denied their request, and have told them to take me to court about it. Basically, I would like to know whether they have any legal ground, as I was only 16 when this occurred and for the fact it was even going into my bank account, and not to mention, I called them to cancel it. As far as I was concerned, I had done the right thing and cancelled it as soon as I commenced employment. Any guidance would be deeply appreciated.