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The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia and Qantas Airways Limited have a s.739 (application to deal with a dispute) set for hearing before Commissioner O’Neill (by video using Microsoft Teams) in Melbourne.

A single mother has claimed she does not know how she became so grossly intoxicated when she stripped off her shoes and pants and bit a security guard in the Star Casino car park. Kristyana Chintamini Stone, 25, pleaded guilty in the Southport Magistrate Court on Thursday to assault occasioning bodily harm, public nuisance and obstructing police. The court was told Stone flagged down a car on the Gold Coast Hwy about 10pm on September 12 last year in distress. The car took her to the Star Casino to get help. When security guards came to the car park to get help Stone had stripped her pants and shoes off. She then struggled with security guards and bit one on the arm. She also lashed out at police when they arrived. Stone’s lawyer Sam Jackson, of Bamberry Lawyers, said Stone had no memory of the incident and no idea why she became “grossly intoxicated”. “She has done a count back and she remembers having two glasses of wine and two cocktails over a reasonable enough time to think it would not have affected her to that extent,” he said. “All she recalls is waking up in the watchhouse with only half her clothes on.” Mr Jackson said Stone did not usually consume a large amount of alcohol and was not a drug user. “She might have ingested some drugs that she might not have taken voluntarily,” he said. “All she has is her suspicion.” Stone has no criminal history. Magistrate Kahlert said she accepted the circumstances were unusual and out of character for Stone. She placed Stone on a $1000 good behaviour bond for 18 months and ordered she pay the security guard $500 in compensation. No conviction was recorded.

The Trustee for the Tourist Hotel Unit Trust is facing a s.394 (application for unfair dismissal remedy) before Fair Work Deputy President Dean by telephone in Canberra (Marshall).

The Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association and Qantas Airways Limited have a s.739 (application to deal with a dispute) set for hearing by Commissioner Cambridge by telephone in Sydney.

Northern Territory Air Services Pty Ltd is facing a s.604 (appeal of decisions) before the Full Bench, in the Fair Work Commission, Level 10 NT House 22 Mitchell Street Darwin (Hempel).

World Travel Professionals Pty Ltd is facing a s.526 (application to deal with a dispute involving a stand down) before Deputy President Lake in Chambers in Brisbane (Button).

Four Seasons Holiday Park has a s.372 (application to deal with other contravention disputes) with which it must deal before Deputy President Beaumont in Chambers in Perth (Cole).

Tasman Tourism has today announced the appointment of industry leader and innovator Nikki Fisher as its new CEO, a step which heralds the organisation’s evolution into a significant player within the New Zealand and Australian experiential tourism segment.