Set­tle­ment reached in job law­suit

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

CRICKET Aus­tralia has reached an out-of-court set­tle­ment with An­gela Wil­liamson, who was sacked by the sport­ing body for crit­i­cis­ing the Tas­ma­nian Gov­ern­ment’s abor­tion pol­icy on Twit­ter.

Ms Wil­liamson was go­ing to take CA to the Fed­eral Court, al­leg­ing she was un­fairly dis­missed in June from her Tas­ma­nia-based role for ex­press­ing a po­lit­i­cal opin­ion.

The par­ties said the mat­ter had reached a “mu­tu­ally sat­is­fac­tory” res­o­lu­tion.

The de­tails of the set­tle­ment agree­ment are con­fi­den­tial, with both par­ties avoid­ing a po­ten­tially costly and lengthy court bat­tle.

Ms Wil­liamson had trav­elled to Vic­to­ria ear­lier this year for an abor­tion af­ter be­ing un­able to ac­cess ser­vices in Tas­ma­nia.

She crit­i­cised on Twit­ter the Tas­ma­nian Gov­ern­ment’s lack of abor­tion ser­vices, lead­ing to CA deem­ing her gov­ern­ment re­la­tions role un­ten­able.

Ms Wil­liamson al­leged Tas­ma­nian Premier Will Hodg­man, Health Min­is­ter Michael Fer­gu­son and Cricket Tas­ma­nia boss Nick Cum­mins in­flu­enced her sack­ing.

All three have de­nied any in­volve­ment.

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