Coalition staffers took classified documents after election loss, Labor claims in Senate estimates

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Labor’s Anne Urquhart tells estimates Services Australia investigated two staff in Linda Reynolds’ office for transferring data off government network

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Former ministerial staff took classified documents from Services Australia in the wake of last year’s election loss, Labor has suggested in Senate estimates.

Under the protection of parliamentary privilege, the Labor senator Anne Urquhart said she had been told two staff from former minister Linda Reynolds’ office were investigated and that the agency detected the office “transferring a large volume of data off the government network”.

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