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

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Robert Hurman tells royal commission it was ‘not my intention’ to be anything other than full and frank with the watchdog

A former Department of Social Services official has denied trying to conceal evidence from the federal watchdog that first investigated the robodebt scandal.

A royal commission is examining why and how the unlawful Centrelink debt recovery scheme was established in 2015 and ran until November 2019, ending in a $1.8bn settlement with hundreds of thousands of victims.

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