SBS reporter to sue over sacking due to questionable Tweets

An SBS reporter is fighting back after he was sacked over a series of Tweets.

Scott McIntyre has previously indicated that he wanted to sue the broadcaster according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

He Tweeted in April about Australians marking Anzac Day, saying they were poorly-read, largely white, nationalist drinkers and gamblers.


Lawyers for Mr McIntyre will argue his dismissal was unlawful and occurred only after Malcolm Turnbull personally intervened in the case.

He claims he suffered loss of income, damage to reputation, humiliation, distress and anxiety as a result of his high-profile sacking.

Documents filed in the federal court by Josh Bornstein from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers claim SBS management encouraged McIntyre to only “consider” apologising for the tweets, but then sacked him after a late-night phone call from the then communications minister Mr Turnbull.