Mail Bomber Colin George Dunstan Awarded Small Fortune
Don’t think you can escape the insanity of liberalism by heading Down Under. But Australia might be a fine place for mail bomber Ted Kaczynski to relocate. His colleague Colin George Dunstan has hit paydirt:
Convicted tax office letter bomber Colin George Dunstan has been awarded more than $415,000 in workers compensation.
A little background on Dunstan:
Dunstan posted 28 bombs to colleagues and high-profile public servants he believed had wronged him in 1998.
Most were intercepted by police, however one detonated at the Fyshwick mail centre, injuring a postal worker.
Dunstan spent nine years behind bars after he was convicted of charges of posting an explosive and attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm.
The former Australian Taxation Officer IT worker was officially sacked from the public service in 2001, about a year after he was imprisoned.
Impressive. It only took a year to fire him from his government job after he was thrown in jail for sending mail bombs. If the Obama Regime were half as efficient, we would have been rid of Eric Holder years ago.
Here’s how he hit the jackpot:
Dunstan won a two-decade fight for compensation in 2012, after the Administrative Appeals Tribunal found his former workplace had contributed to his chronic depression, which led to his crimes.
He claimed he had been left depressed and suicidal after a former lover sexually harassed and stalked him in the fallout of a soured office romance.
You didn’t think Dunstan himself was responsible for his criminal behavior, did you? That would be old-fashioned thinking. In the end, the taxpayer is always responsible.
Now to get his job back:
Dunstan still has an ongoing legal battle in the ACT [Australian Capital Territory] Supreme Court over the validity of his suspension from duty.
If his old position is no longer available, maybe they can get him something at the post office.
On a tip from Andrew in Australia. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.