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I'm a public servant and I've been fired - what can I do about it?

By John Wilson, Kieran Pender
February 1 2021 - 4:00pm
One of the many benefits of public sector employment is the unparalleled array of protections available to public servants who feel they have been unfairly dismissed. Picture: Shutterstock

It is trite to say that no employee wants to be fired. Finding oneself on the wrong side of a disciplinary investigation is a daunting prospect. But while APS Code of Conduct investigations are hardly frequent, they are not exactly rare either: according to the latest State of the Service report, 656 disciplinary investigations were concluded in 2019-20 (the highest number since 2016).

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