The High Court is currently dispersed across the countryside while efforts are made to save the building here in Canberra.
But the Brisbane Times has an intriguing tale of Eve Brighty who was hired to be a PA to Justice Susan Kiefel.
- Ms Brighty fell ill just three days after starting the job at the High Court.
She says she experienced chest pains and was taken to hospital.
When her doctor cleared her to return to work about four weeks later, she says the court’s human resources department told her the judge no longer needed a PA in Canberra and wanted the work done in Brisbane.
“I was presented with a deed to sign, agreeing to resign from my position in return for six months’ pay,” Ms Brighty said.
“I was forced to sign under duress as I had a mortgage to pay, and no lawyer I approached wanted to take on the High Court,” Ms Brighty said.
The court denies it has done anything wrong.