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Newcastle council appeals to Supreme Court after losing Jill Gaynor unfair dismissal case

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated April 14 2021 - 1:24pm, first published November 11 2020 - 8:00am
Council chief executive officer Jeremy Bath sacked Jill Gaynor in 2018 over her handling of the business improvement association scheme.

Newcastle council has launched an appeal in the Supreme Court after a judge ruled it had unfairly sacked a staffer over her handling of the city's business levy scheme.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.