A fraudster who took more than $100,000 from her employer has not paid $15,000 in compensation, as she had been ordered to by the courts. Pamela Dolores Corps did not attempt to show the Southport District Court why she had not paid it back. Corps was jailed in February last year after she used her employer – City Venue Management – credit card and her boss’s personal bank account to pay her rent and buy gift cards. The 34-year-old was sentenced to six years prison with parole eligibility in February next year and ordered to pay back $15,000. She was hauled back to court yesterday when she failed to pay it back. Judge David Kent sentenced her to six months prison. Her parole eligibility date was not changed.

A s.157 (Variation of a modern award to achieve the modern awards objective) sought by the Australian Hotels Association and United Workers’ Union has been agreed by Justice Ross President, Deputy President Clancy and Commissioner Bissett in Melbourne on 25 March 2020.

A s.394 (Unfair dismissal) sought by Xun Hu against shanghai Garden Chinese Restaurant is set to proceed said Commissioner Hampton in Adelaide on 23 March 2020. “Application for an unfair dismissal remedy – applications seeking order for a witness to attend and give evidence and order for production of documents – applications opposed by respondent – both orders considered relevant to the unfair dismissal application and appropriate as a matter of discretion – Orders issued.”

The Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association and Heston MRO Pty Ltd have a s.536 (Application to deal with a dispute involving stand down) armwrestle in front of Commissioner Spencer in chambers in Brisbane.

A far Northern police officer had to hold the door of his station closed with his shoulder while a man repeatedly thrust a large kitchen knife into the door and repeatedly shouted “I’m going to kill you” in a terrifying attack last year. The 36-year-old male constable was the only officer in Babinda station on April 5, 2019 when local man Thomas Newman, 20, armed himself and walked 340m through town holding the 30cm knife to get there. The Cairns Supreme Court heard the officer managed to get inside the station after Newman ran at him on the balcony, pressing the door closed. Crown prosecutor Nathan Crane read from the officer’s statement where he said the struggle lasted for up to two minutes. The court heard Newman, a part-time cook at a local pub, had struggled with mental health problems for several years, had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, but used cannabis and methylamphetamines. Justice Jim Henry handed him a three-year jail sentence with immediate parole and said he should “never engage in the use of unprescribed drugs”. “The consequences of you doing so are now plain to see,” he said.

Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne) Pty Ltd has a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) to defend before Commissioner Cirkovic in chambers in Melbourne (Philippou).

An elderly man in Perth has been charged after he failed to self-quarantine and was allegedly talking in close proximity to neighbours. The 73-year-old has travelled from New Zealand and arrived in Western Australia on Thursday. But on Friday, he was seen by residents at his retirement village in Geraldton speaking with others in a ‘close proximity’ outside his unit. He also allegedly left the village to ride his push bike and went to the local shops. He has been charged with one court of failing to comply with a direction and is due to appear in court on April 16.

An application by Australian Hotels Association (s.160 – Application to vary a modern award to remove ambiguity or uncertainty or correct error) is before Commissioner Lee in chambers for his decision in Melbourne.

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