Colin Dunstan shot to fame when he sent a series of bombs to all he thought had wronged him in his work at the Australian Taxation Office.
The ABC reports that he’s convinced the Federal Court that the Administrative Appeals Tribunal should revisit his compensation dispute with the ATO.
In June, the original ruling against the claim was overturned and Dunstan was awarded a year’s salary to acknowledge time he took off work during 1996.
But today the Federal Court ruled that does not go far enough.
It has ordered the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to reconsider the case, recognising the harassment outside the workplace as relevant to the claim.
Dunstan’s lawyer Tim Crispin says today’s ruling has removed an important obstacle and he is hopeful his client will secure compensation on a continuing basis.
UPDATE: We’d just like to clarify that Colin is no longer an inmate having been paroled in January 2008.
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