Former immigration lawyer says job wasn't renewed because he criticised Peter Dutton

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Lawyer told veterans’ affairs department would not be extending his contract the day after 7.30 interview aired

A former immigration department lawyer has accused the public service of not renewing his employment in retribution for an interview in which he criticised Peter Dutton’s handling of the au pair visa cases.

The veterans’ affairs department told lawyer Greg Phillipson on Wednesday that it would not extend his contract – just a day after an interview in which he noted the home affairs minister was not subject to the same impartiality guidelines as other departmental decision-makers.

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