Sacked 60 Minutes producer not going quietly

The gloves are off in the messy 60 Minutes saga, with the show’s former producer hiring a lawyer.

Stephen Rice was sacked last week following an inquiry into the bungled Lebanon ‘kidnapping’ affair that saw him end up in jail along with journalist Tara Brown and another crew member earlier this year.

Brisbane mother Sally Faulkner ended up behind bars with them. She had sought their help to take her children back from their Beirut-based father.


Rice has now reportedly hired high-profile workplace lawyer John Laxon to go in to bat for him against the Nine Network.