Reinstatement of sacked Centrelink employee and DHS appeal to Fair Work Commission

The request was refused by Department of Human Services.

Dear Department of Human Services,

I refer to your media release 'Appeal to the Fair Work Commission' dated 8 April 2016 regarding the departments decision to appeal the Fair Work decision and order to reinstate one of your employees.

I would like to know if that appeal went ahead and of so what the outcome of that appeal was? Is the employee in question still employed by the department?

This can be considered an administrative request for an answer to the above questions, alternatively please consider this an FOI request for the most recent documents that will answer the above questions.

Given recent media attention to government's attempt to control what APS employees say in their own time, I consider that there is significant public interest here and so ask all costs be waived.

Yours faithfully,

Ringo Starr

FOI.LEGAL.TEAM, Department of Human Services

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Dear Mr Starr


Please find attached correspondence in relation to your Freedom of
Information request.


Kind regards,



FOI Legal Team

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Department of Human Services
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