Peter van Onselen named in political reporter’s case against Network 10

Press gallery journalist Tegan George has launched Federal Court action against her employer Network 10, alleging it engaged in unlawful conduct that breached the Fair Work Act.

Political editor Peter van Onselen is named in the claim, as are several other senior employees of the network.

Network 10 reporter Tegan George has been on leave since midway through last year.

Court documents were filed yesterday and have been served on Network 10.

The case pits a political reporter against the combined power of the network and one of its star employees, van Onselen, who regularly appears on The Project and is contributing editor at The Australian.

George has worked from November 2019 as a political reporter in Network 10’s Parliament House bureau. She has been on leave since June last year.

Workplace lawyer Josh Bornstein is acting for Ms George. Network 10 has been contacted for comment, but is yet to respond.

Peter van OnselenCredit:Jason South

Network 10 will be due to file a defence to the case at a later date.

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