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MoAD – the Museum of Australian Democracy in Canberra – has welcomed the recent appointments of the Hon Nick Minchin AO as Chair of the Old Parliament House (OPH) Board and Ms Gai Brodtmann as a Member. Bundanon Trust has confirmed two new senior positions as it moves towards a major expansion, with the opening of its new contemporary art gallery and creative learning centre in late 2021. Both appointments will begin in July 2020. Sophie O’Brien will join as Head of Curatorial and Learning, while Beatrice Spence joins the Bundanon team as Marketing and Communications Manager.

Pormpuraaw United Brothers Sports Club Association Inc has a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) to face before Commissioner Hunt in chambers in Brisbane (Beni).

Independent Gaming Pty Ltd is facing a s.372 (Application to deal with other contravention disputes) in front of Commissioner Hunt in chambers in Brisbane (Frankovic).

JLL has promoted the CEO of its hospitality business in Asia to the top role regionally, adding Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Island markets to the senior executive’s territory. Mike Batchelor, a 27-year employee of the US-based commercial real estate agency, will now lead a team of 80 people across seven countries and territories as JLL Hotels and Hospitality’s new CEO for Asia Pacific.

A s.185 (Application for approval of a single-enterprise agreement) from Katoomba Scenic Skyway Pty Limited for its The Discover Another World Enterprise Agreement 2019 has been ratified by Fair Work Deputy President Bull in Sydney on 11 June 2020.

Fairmont Resort & Spa has a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) before Deputy President Cross (by telephone) in Sydney (Shankar).

The family of a 90-year-old woman is calling for answers after a council speed bump left her with a brain bleed, broken neck and battered face. Fay Fagan was leaving the Ōtaki RSA, on the Kāpiti Coast, at about 6.50pm on Tuesday when it is believed she tripped on the recently installed bump in the dark and hit the tow-bar of a parked car with her head. Anne McEwan said her mum likely lay on the ground in the cold and dark for about 10 minutes, bleeding profusely, before she was discovered by another club patron. “They didn’t actually notice her, they said, until her feet moved … because she had dark clothes on and it was dark.” Kāpiti Coast District Council says the bumps were added to boost safety and will launch a new safety assessment of the site. McEwan said her mum went out “with a group of her lady friends” to have dinner and check in on the membership draw. After having a lemon, lime and bitters, Fagan left with a friend who continued down the road. Fagan was alone when she stumbled at the entrance to the neighbouring carpark where the bump was installed in early May. Her mum was taken to Palmerston North Hospital by ambulance – conscious but in shock. “They took her for a CT scan, and they said she’s got a brain bleed and also she’s got a neck injury. They mentioned she’s got something broken in the neck.” Despite the neck injury she could still move her arms and legs, she said. McEwan said given the age of many club members, recovery from such injuries would be “pretty horrific” if they fell too. It was “unbelievable” they installed the bump so close to the club, which had many elderly patrons. Council access and transport manager Glen O’Connor said judder bars and other safety improvements came after concerns were raised about cars speeding through the carpark between adjoining streets. “As the judder bars are quite narrow we used reflectorised yellow lines on either side of the bars, rather than a criss-crossed pattern used on wider judder bars. Judder bar signs were also installed.” The council was saddened by the news and their thoughts were with Fagan and her family, he said. They would carry out an additional safety assessment of the site. “We would also welcome a meeting with the family to learn more about what happened should they wish to discuss this with us.” McEwan said her mum would be 91 next month: she was still very active, enjoyed going out with friends and was heavily involved with the likes of the Ōtaki Bowling Club. “This could make a big change for her.” Fagan had no recollection of the incident.

A Melbourne man has faced court over the murder of a dumpling bar owner, found beaten to death in his own home. The body of 57-year-old Yoke Onn Chi was found by his son on January 31, about two hours after CCTV footage showed him leaving Northland Shopping Centre with a bag believed to contain the day’s takings from his business, China Bar. Alexander MinVui Wong, 40, was charged with his murder on Tuesday. The Reservoir man faced Melbourne Magistrates Court for a brief hearing on Tuesday afternoon, when his case was adjourned until October.