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Defence Department employee 'unfairly dismissed' for storing information on personal devices: Fair Work Commission

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
March 18 2022 - 6:30pm
The Defence Department's offices in Russell. Picture: Keegan Carroll

A Defence Department employee and army reservist strip-searched by the Australian Federal Police and sacked after storing information on his personal devices told his employer he was subjected to selective and unfair treatment for a common staff practice.

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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 doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au