Subscriber • Opinion

Public Sector Informant: Bizarre case highlights need for government agencies to be model litigants

By John Wilson, Kieran Pender
Updated November 2 2021 - 3:14am, first published November 1 2021 - 1:00pm
A former Transport NSW successfully sued after being fired for contacting Crime Stoppers and providing information contrary to his confidentiality obligations. Picture: Shutterstock

Public sector employment is an interesting legal construct. On one hand, governments are like anyone else - they have legal personality and the same ability as anyone else to engage employees. Broadly speaking, the law of contract does not distinguish between public and private employment.



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