That’s bound to make for interesting viewing. When news breaks in America in March everyone will have to “keep up appearances.”
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) is investigating a complaint which includes allegations of sex discrimination, parental responsibility discrimination and race discrimination.
Spiteri may also pursue a legal case against Nine. Whilst being on maternity leave, she was told her contract would not be renewed.
“If it doesn’t work … we’ve got 30 days to commence proceedings in the Federal Court,” said her lawyer.
So far much of the media on the case has been very one-sided. Nine has insisted it will responding to claims, including that Nine’s news director John Westacott
allegedly told her that “with a surname like Spiteri you should try SBS”.
“The network reserves the right with all its fixed-term contract employees to renew or not renew in accordance with the needs of the business at the time,” said a spokesperson.
The latest rumour on Spiteri’s replacement is ACA reporter Peter Stefanovic, brother of Today’s Karl Stefanovic.