Airservices Australia fined after forcing staff to take leave in Christmas shutdown

Doug Dingwall
Updated October 10 2019 - 9:55pm, first published September 24 2019 - 5:00am

The Federal Court has fined a public sector employer $12,000 for forcing its staff to take leave during the annual Christmas and New Year shutdown.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

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