Taxpayer foots bill as Shorten settles unfair dismissal claim

A FORMER Labor staffer has won an employment dispute with her then-boss, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, after claiming she was unfairly dismissed.

The staffer, who worked in Mr Shorten's parliamentary office, was reportedly sacked earlier this year, but claimed the dismissal was unfair.

The ABC reported she received an undisclosed payout last week over the dismissal. That settlement remains confidential but could be worth up to 20 weeks' pay.

It is understood the settlement has been reached with the Department of Finance, which oversees salaries for MPs staff.

None of the parties involved would comment on the specifics of the case because of the confidentiality terms in the settlement.



Greens slam compulsory acqusition of hospital site

Greens slam compulsory acqusition of hospital site

MP says government is "wasting millions of taxpayers money”.

Council in hot water after secret decision to halt business

Council in hot water after secret decision to halt business

Tweed's water extraction debate is heating up, again

Work begins on the last of the major flood repairs

Work begins on the last of the major flood repairs

Tweed flood repairs get big funding boost

Local Partners