'Humiliating': Christine Holgate says she has not been told to stand down from Australia Post

In a statement released by her lawyers, the Australia Post boss says she had not been formally notified by the Australia Post board that she had been stood down.

29/10/2020 7:13:00 AM

Breaking: Embattled Australia Post boss Christine Holgate claims there are no legal grounds for standing her aside and has accused the Prime Minister of humiliating her in Parliament | LisaVisentin

In a statement released by her lawyers, the Australia Post boss says she had not been formally notified by the Australia Post board that she had been stood down.

Save articles for laterAdd articles to your saved list and come back to them any time.Got itLarger text sizeVery large text sizeEmbattled Australia Post boss Christine Holgate claims there are no legal grounds for standing her aside as chief executive and has accused the Prime Minister of humiliating her in Parliament.

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In a statement released by her lawyers, Ms Holgate said she supported a "fair investigation", but that she had not been formally notified by the Australia Post board that she had been stood down.Christine Holgate giving evidence about the purchase of four Cartier watches, worth $19,950 in total, at a Senate estimates hearing last week.

Credit:Alex Ellinghausen"Ms Holgate has not had any proper notification that she has been stood down from her role, nor has she been informed as to why she should be stood down," the statement from Bryan Belling, partner at employment law firm Kingston Reid, said.

"Legally, in my opinion there are no grounds for Ms Holgate to be stood down, and "optics" not a legally-valid defence."AdvertisementMr Belling said Ms Holgate had also received no communication from either the government or the Australia Post board regarding

into her decision to reward employees with Cartier watches worth $20,000. Read more: The Sydney Morning Herald »

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LisaVisentin Even if told! so what. Put it in writing. ItsBouquet LisaVisentin Why doesn’t scomo publicly humiliate all those public figures that have rorted a public purse recently? LisaVisentin She didn't do anything wrong BUT she did something dumb. Bonuses or incentives are certainly a way to motivate staff but in the Public Service, no matter what you can give expensive gifts. She works for the taxpayers, doesn't understand that and should stand down.

LisaVisentin ScottyFromMarketing needed a diversion from his $30million airport land rort and the MorrisonRecession Auspol LisaVisentin Don’t worry Scooty we haven’t forgotten about your Drought Envoy sending his reports by text for $650k extra money, Angus and watergate, sports Rorts or now the waste of money to your friends for land next to the new airport - but keep the faux outrage coming ScottMorrisonMP

LisaVisentin Seams like she’s done a tremendous job This wasn’t tax payers money Morrison is trying to take the high ground There’s a lot of rotten apples in the LNP Angus Taylor, Dutton,big questions for these two LisaVisentin See? This is just another example of how male privilege oppresses women.

coalisdead LisaVisentin Obviously Mr Morrison has someone else he would like to see with Christine's job! LisaVisentin *** Recruiting Now!!!*** The PRESIDENTE OF THE PLANET is Now Recruiting Like Minded Professionals to Join him on his Quest to Start a One World Global RBE & ASI Government! Interested Parties should Email the PRESIDENTE RadarSpacetruckergmail.com with your Resume! POTP :)

LisaVisentin Ok fine but can I please please get my package delivered. It’s been sitting in my local GPO for a few weeks now...🙏🏼 LisaVisentin Sweetie. You poor downtrodden employees , that earn a pittance, certainly don’t like your lavish gifts to a select few. Surely others in Australia Post that work very hard should receive a Cartier Watch from your generosity?

LisaVisentin Oh our PM, you should know by now lady, he is an expert at throwing people under his bus, however, this issue has brought to light the massive ego of 'bosses' who are out of control, the waste of money on frivolous trinkets and pot plants. The privileged ones out of control. LisaVisentin What's the bet that he wouldn’t have done this if it was a male CEO who’d rewarded good performance. And they do. All the time. Because men head the vast majority of ASX Corporations. It’s the old MorrisonMisogyny hey ScottMorrisonMP auspol2020

LisaVisentin notmypm move along Scotty LisaVisentin The men before her have probably done worse. LisaVisentin Hey, if there is free money, why NOT just take it? Right? LisaVisentin Bahahahhahaa piss off man. LisaVisentin She'll vote for him anyway! LisaVisentin Morrison getting quite some mileage out of this - now the story will stay in the headlines a bit longer. Also, we'll be paying for this.

LisaVisentin All photo op, no follow up.... what a hopeless liar of a PM. LisaVisentin Where is the PM outrage at Gladys dodgy dealings, at Syd Airport $30M, sports rorts, ect? LisaVisentin Wait for an unfair dismissal case where she will, quite rightly, take the government to the cleaners. All because Morrison wanted to show people he can be 'tough' (while ignoring rank corruption within his own ranks).

LisaVisentin The Board Chairman has confirmed that the Board issued no directions to Holgate to gift the staff anything, let alone Cartier watches LisaVisentin Humiliated herself in senate estimates LisaVisentin The irony of ScottMorrisonMP being appalled by this 'corruption' when his government is rotten to the core and up to its eyeballs in corruption. ScottyFromMarketing

LisaVisentin she be like... LisaVisentin She is correct on both counts. LisaVisentin Versailles on the sheep paddock attitude. LisaVisentin That is true He picked on a GIRL & left the boys out of outraging rant Bully's pick targets very carefully. A.S.I.C. boys have information & can deal $30,000,000.00 with Badgerys Creek connecting NSW & liberals to donations. ICAC ? Sports Rorts & Rorting IN Care taker mode

LisaVisentin [Defamation barristers cracking their knuckles.] LisaVisentin Christine... LisaVisentin LiarFromTheShire strikes again. Always promising, not delivering Bullying, especially old folk and females Aims to distract, never to resolve/improve a situation tegangeorge LisaVisentin The PM's women problem has flared up again...

LisaVisentin Punishment definitely does not fit the so called crime. I’d say someone wants her out and this is leverage. LisaVisentin rachelbaxendale Problems: If Victoria’s corrupt mob can keep turning up for work every day, maybe a fair call for all resignations and stand downs Aust wide be put on hold. Victorian’s rat nest needs to be cleared out first. Lack of action or voice of the Vic mess = complicit?

LisaVisentin That's what happens when you're best mates with him until you're not. political_alert LisaVisentin Being deservedly humiliated demonstrable corruption and/or incompetence LisaVisentin More lies by Morrison announcements but does not deliver... we truely have a “gunnaMo as PM LisaVisentin TRYING TO DISTRACT FROM THIS

LisaVisentin LisaVisentin Seems Morrison has a habit of throwing women under the bus to save himself, but will do whatever it takes to save his male colleagues. LisaVisentin Notice how conveniently the Aus Post & ASIC issues hit the media to take the Leppington land purchase out of the news cycle? LisaVisentin i actually agree with her.

LisaVisentin Holgate is a public servant employee and PM has every right to hire and fire her. LisaVisentin 🤔

Sidelined Australia Post boss urges supporters not to strikeBesieged Australia Post boss Christine Holgate has urged post offices not to go on strike in her defence, as vitamins mogul Marcus Blackmore said she'd been unfairly treated by the federal government and the media | LisaVisentin LisaVisentin Went to Aussie Post today to send a fax. It took half an hour for the girl to hand feed the pages in one by one. Why? She said that the automatic paper feeder was broken and they didn’t have the funding to replace it. I kid you not. LisaVisentin Lol more likely to strike to demand her resignation LisaVisentin Show me a list of posties who would strike in Christine Holgate’s defense to give away Cartier watches to well remunerated executives 😏

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Sidelined Australia Post boss urges supporters not to strikeBesieged Australia Post boss Christine Holgate has urged post offices not to go on strike in her defence, as vitamins mogul Marcus Blackmore said she'd been unfairly treated by the federal government and the media | LisaVisentin LisaVisentin Went to Aussie Post today to send a fax. It took half an hour for the girl to hand feed the pages in one by one. Why? She said that the automatic paper feeder was broken and they didn’t have the funding to replace it. I kid you not. LisaVisentin Lol more likely to strike to demand her resignation LisaVisentin Show me a list of posties who would strike in Christine Holgate’s defense to give away Cartier watches to well remunerated executives 😏

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