Court backs government decision to sack ambassador
A federal court has backed the government on the sacking of the former ambassador to Venezuela.
The court heard how the ambassador had taken 69 more holiday days than she was due over a two year period. Had taken flights back to Switzerland and billed them to the government, despite not being on official business and had even claimed expenses on meals with her husband.
The court concluded the employment violations were serious and the government has every right to expect nothing but exemplary behavior from someone in such a senior position representing the country.
The former ambassador can still appeal the decision.