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REVEALED: Planning reform tsar sacked staffer over 'work from home' standoff

The ‘fly in-fly out’ bureaucrat overseeing the state’s e-Planning overhaul sacked a departmental contractor who questioned an order to work from the office instead of home, and told other staff “we would need to have a serious conversation” if they did not attend work in person, according to an internal email purporting to contain his own account of a torrid staff meeting.

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Planning Minister Stephan Knoll, pictured in 2018 with Premier Steven Marshall, has refused to respond to questions about a senior bureaucrat in his department. Photo: Kelly Barnes / AAP
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Minister silent on FIFO executive's office attendance

The Marshall Government has conceded a senior ‘fly in-fly out’ bureaucrat has continued to work in the office of the Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Department instead of self-isolating, despite calls from the Premier that working from home will “reduce the risk and the spread” of coronavirus.