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Royal commission into robodebt scheme will rebuild public trust, Social Services Department tells Albanese government

Doug Dingwall
Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Doug Dingwall, and Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated July 25 2022 - 6:53am, first published July 24 2022 - 7:30pm
Australia's Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Social Services Department officials have told Labor its planned royal commission into the robodebt scheme will help rebuild public trust in the federal government's handling of debt matters, amid warnings the accuracy of payments had fallen since the implementation of COVID measures.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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