Tuesday 6 September 2022 02:28 AM Rachelle Miller reveals details of her settlement from time as a former federal ... trends now
Former federal coalition staffer Rachelle Miller will receive a $650,000 taxpayer-funded settlement for damages while working in two ministerial offices.
The settlement comes after Ms Miller accused former minister Alan Tudge of being physically abusive towards her while in a consensual relationship, while also launching a claim of workplace bullying during her time working in Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash's office.
While the settlement includes compensation for loss of earning, hurt, distress, humiliation as well as medical and legal costs, the Commonwealth did not admit liability.
Ms Miller was not forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement about the settlement, and said she wanted to be transparent about the details of the settlement.
The Commonwealth paid Ms Miller $300,000 for hurt, distress, humiliation, dislocation of life, loss of professional standing and personal dignity.
She was also paid $28,000 as reimbursement for past medical and like expenses, $62,000 for future medical expenses and $110,000 in respect of loss of past and future earning capacity. Finally, she was paid another $150,000 to cover her legal costs.
Rachelle Miller (right) accused former minister Alan Tudge (left) of being physically abusive towards her while in a consensual relationship
She also launched a claim of workplace bullying during her time working in Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash's office
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