Stuart Robert dismissed advice to axe robodebt, and told his department head to 'double down': Renee Leon

Miriam Webber
Updated March 1 2023 - 9:57am, first published February 28 2023 - 4:15pm
Former government services minister Stuart Robert. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
Former government services minister Stuart Robert. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong

Former government services minister Stuart Robert dismissed advice from the head of his department to axe the robodebt scheme and apologise in November 2019, instead indicating the government should "double down", the robodebt royal commission was told.

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Miriam Webber

Miriam Webber

Public service and politics reporter

I report on the public service and politics for the Canberra Times. Reach me at miriam.webber@canberratimes.com.au

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