I was suspended without pay in mid-December, 2012, as a result of launching the Federal Court action and the employer was proposing further disciplinary measures against me. I retained legal counsel to help with these employment issues and sought help from the public with my legal fees and lost income.
The employment-related issues have now been settled and I have retired from the federal public service (last day of work - May 15, 2013). Therefore, no further contributions are sought.
My thanks to those who contributed to those expenses. The contributions will not entirely cover the legal fees incurred, but they will help and your generosity is appreciated. I will be asking the trustee of the fund, in due course, to prepare a final report of the moneys received and their application and will make that report available to you through this site.
The Federal Court action will continue and I trust the legal issues it raises will, in due course, be resolved by a court decision.