Sacked Lateline journalist engages lawyers
Walkley-winning journo Ginny Stein to pursue legal action after being made redundant by ABC.
Former ABC journalist Ginny Stein has engaged lawyers after being made redundant, following the axing of Lateline.
The Australian reports Stein, who also filed for Landline, 7:30 and radio current affairs program Background Briefing, was put into a pool of four journalists in November who were forced to apply for just two vacant positions.
One journalist elected to leave, two were granted jobs and Stein is understood to have been formally made redundant earlier this week, the article notes. She has won three Walkley Awards including for reports from Myanmar and Zimbabwe.
She has engaged lawyers who have written to the ABC, but no case has been filed with either the Federal Court or the Fair Work Commission.
Lateline was axed late last year after 27 years at ABC, ahead of an internal restructure announcing a wider News, Analysis & Investigations team.
ABC noted it did not comment on individual employment.