ATO work from home move 'about seeing through COVID attack', Federal Court told as hearings into ASU allegations begin

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated March 15 2022 - 7:48am, first published 7:30am
ATO commissioner Chris Jordan. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The Tax Office did not obstruct staff rights to request work from home arrangements in the pandemic but was trying to see through a period of "attack of COVID" in moving employees to large-scale remote working, a lawyer for the agency has told the Federal Court.


Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on

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