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Former Social Services official denies trying to conceal evidence during robodebt investigation

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Robert Hurman tells royal fee it was ‘not my intention’ to be something apart from full and frank with the watchdog

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A former Department of Social Services official has denied attempting to hide proof from the federal watchdog that first investigated the robodebt scandal.

A royal fee is inspecting why and the way the illegal Centrelink debt restoration scheme was established in 2015 and ran till November 2019, ending in a $1.8bn settlement with lots of of hundreds of victims.

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