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Former Jacqui Lambie staffers ordered to pay almost $100,000 after losing unfair dismissal case

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Rob and Fern Messenger filed ‘acres of irrelevant and scandalous material’ throughout trial, court docket finds

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Two of Senator Jacqui Lambie’s former staffers have been ordered to pay the commonwealth government virtually $100,000 for their unreasonable conduct in an unfair dismissal trial in which a judge discovered they tried to smear the senator.

Ex-chief of employees Rob Messenger and his spouse, Fern, who managed the senator’s places of work, had been sacked for alleged critical misconduct in 2017 after Messenger despatched a letter to the prime minister about alleged inappropriate office behaviour.

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