NEWS HR

Hilton Adelaide has welcomed back Brent Assam to lead the team as Executive Chef following time spent working on the Island of Fiji.

The Collingwood Football Club chief executive and the general manager of the West Coast Wilderness Railway have been appointed to the board of a new regional tourism body as non-executive directors. The new West by North-West tourism organisation will be headed by Tom Wootton, supported by a board of eight directors. Mr Wootton is currently the marketing and brand manager of Federal Group’s tourism portfolio and will start his new job with West by North-West in September. Others on the board are Clint Walker, a managing partner at Stanley Seaview Inn; Ghost Rock Wines owner Alicia Peardon; West Coast Wilderness Railway general manager Anthony Brown; Collingwood chief Mark Anderson; and Andrew Paynter who is chief operating officer of RACT Destinations. Local government will be invited to nominate two directors for appointment on the board.

Qantas Airways Limited will file its defence to a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) today before Fair Work Deputy President Asbury in chambers in Brisbane (Mellios).

Southern Alpine Resort Management Board has a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) to answer before Fair Work Deputy President Colman in chambers in Melbourne (Albinelli).

Rockpool Group Holdings Pty Ltd is facing a s.372 (Application to deal with other contravention disputes) in front of Deputy President Masson in chambers in Melbourne (Hwang).

A hot tub romp would have remained a saucy memory if not for a clue left behind by the orgy’s instigator and CCTV cameras at the luxury hotel crime scene. Caloundra Magistrates Court heard how Aaron Newey, 46, was among a group of men and one woman who broke into a Caloundra hotel, stripped off and frolicked in the bubbles for more than 40 minutes. Newey led the group through a fire door at the luxury apartment building after jumping the fence and opening it from the inside on June 30. Five days later, police received a call from the hotel after CCTV captured to group engaging in sexual acts in the spa and around the pool area. Police prosecutor Stephen Potter said Newey “self-indulged” while watching two men and woman in the spa, one being his nephew. In the rush of leaving the hotel, Newey left his glasses behind and called the hotel manager the next day to see if the pair had been found. The court heard he left his name and phone number with the staff, which led police directly to him. Newey, who hadn’t been in trouble with the law for more than 10 years, pleaded guilty to trespassing at court on Wednesday. The Minyama man didn’t defend his actions saying he merely tagged along with his nephew and his friends. The co-accused woman, Brooke Davis, 23, didn’t appear at court yesterday and her trespass matter was dealt with in her absence. Senior Sergeant Potter said Davis was the woman identified on CCTV engaging in sexual acts in the spa and in an “alcove”. Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist fined both Newey and Davis $400, and no convictions were recorded.

An application/notification by Australian Federation of Air Pilots (s.158(1) RO Act – Application for alteration of eligibility rules) will be determined by Deputy President Saunders at Level 3, 237 Wharf Road, Newcastle (1pm).

Qantas Airways Ltd is to defend a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) being readied for hearing by Fair Work Deputy President Dean in chambers in Sydney (Jackas).

Hotel Interiors | Hotel Fit Outs & Furniture Packages