Robodebt fallout: Julie Bishop says DFAT 'relished' being challenged by her office

Karen Barlow
Updated July 26 2023 - 5:26pm, first published 3:15pm
Former foreign minister, ANU chancellor Julie Bishop. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
Former foreign minister, ANU chancellor Julie Bishop. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong

Former Liberal cabinet minister Julie Bishop has offered an oblique response to her former government's robodebt scandal, saying her former political office never accepted what the department "served up" without questioning and the public servants "came to expect it and, I think, I relish it."

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

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