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

Doug Dingwall
March 19 2022 - 5:30am
The Defence Department's offices in Russell. Picture: Keegan Carroll
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

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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