NEWS HR

Meredith Bryant has been appointed to the role of branch manager at Safe Work Australia.

Elizabeth Hallett and Marilyn Andre have been appointed to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority Board, each for a three-year term.

The labour dispute lawlist for today includes: Scope Australia (Shafiq), National Australia Bank Limited (NAB) (Shaffeem), Foxville Projects Group Pty Ltd (Rezo), Hartley Lifecare Incorporated (Kaur), NobleOak Life Limited (Ashford, Fayad), BBC Family Pty Ltd (Tate), Toll Holdings Ltd (Woods), PSGA Pty Ltd (trading as Securitas) (Deng), Greyhound Social Club Ltd (Cox), Moneyball Australia Pty Ltd (Timmins), Santosheema Pty Ltd (Singh), Expo Signage and Digital Pty Ltd (Young), Toll Group (Pierpoint (Toll Group), Sandhu Pannu Transport Pty Ltd (Singh), Cardtronics Australasia Pty Ltd (Arangil), ChoiceOne (Micallef), Fuji Xerox Australia Pty Ltd (Brown), Wenster Water Solutions (Farrall), National Patient Transport Pty Ltd (Howard), Australian and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (Jacovou), Facility Management Victoria Pty Ltd (Zhao), Service Stream Limited (Rao), Graincorp Operations Limited (Anzalone), Australian and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (Jacovou), Joseph Louis Realty Pty Ltd (Li), Head, Transport for Victoria (Formerly Roads Corporation) (Sair), Dartone Pty Ltd (Wang), Australia Post (Shaw), VOG Holdings Pty Ltd ATF VOG Trust(Vranjes-Cakalo), Dirt Wise Pty Ltd (Bennett), Todd Howard – The Trustee for Cleveland 24/7 Unit Trust (Cooper), Smoke Alarm Testing Services SATS (Leahy), The Trustee for D & R Furnell Family (Cope), Jamieson (Petz).

The law list for unfair dismissals and labour disputes today includes the following: Discount General Australia Pty Ltd (Carbone), Clinical Laboratories Pty Ltd (Wise), Trimson Partners Real Estate (Gavriel), MarketLink Promotions Pty Ltd ATF The Treehouse Trust (Gordon), Milbrae Quarries Pty Ltd (Leitch), Corangamite Shire Council (Romanowska), Ensign Services (Aust) Pty Ltd (Gorsky), Tnt Express – FedEx (Suleman), Jands Pty Ltd (Allcock), Acron Press Pty Ltd (Irribarren), Security Night Patrols SNP/Multiwork Security (Alchaar), One Fine Collective (Aust) Pty Ltd (Willis), Sedgwick (Galagher), Deja Vu Travel Pty Ltd (Ungari), Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT) Limited (Seckold), Dartone Pty Ltd (Wang), Graincorp Operations Limited (Anzalone), Monash Health (Salih), Boeing Aerostructures Australia Pty Ltd (Tran), Wealth for Life Institute Pty Ltd (Zayedi), The Trustee for Ccc Trading Trust & Energy Australia (O’Connor), Mackillop Family Services (Ohazurume), DisplaySweet (Sinduria), Banyule City Council (Stamoglou), Plumbing Group Australia (Barker), Winslow Constructors Pty Ltd (Flomo), Southern Cross Care (Tas) Inc (Appleby), Vernons Electrical and Renovations Pty Ltd (Edwards), The Trustee for Vernon Family Trust (Gibbs), Central Desert Regional Council (Obel), Metcash Trading Limited (Stephenson), Vernon Family Trust ATF Vernons Electrical & Renovations Pty Ltd (Thorpe), The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Q.) (Matsen), Ozcare (Hill), Malouf Medical (Vidler), Nautilus Marine Services (Ferris), The Baptist Union of Queensland – Carinity (Slik), Colliers International (NSW) Pty Ltd (De Beer), Bank of Queensland Ltd (Smith), Thomas Foods International Pty Limited (LaPlume), Aboriginal Sobriety Group Indigenous Corporation (Silvestri).

The lawlist for hearing labour disputes and unfair dismissals today includes: Quatius Logistics Pty Ltd (Wilson), Califam Construction (Aust Pty Ltd) (Anotnio), George Weston Foods Limited (Palinic), South Morang Motor Group (cardwell-Smith), Balmain Asset Management Pty Ltd (Alderson), Joseph Louis Realty Pty Ltd (Li), Graincorp Operations Limited (Anzalone), Australian Assocaited Motor Insurers Pty Ltd(Gregson), The Trustee for the West Beach Hatchery Unit Trust (Van der Zee), Dutch Media Pty Ltd (Hollands), Elliot Consolidated Newspapers Pty Ltd (Mortellaro), Dongwha Australia Pty Ltd (Stephenson), Ignis Labs Pty Ltd (Chapman), Janart Holdings Pty Ltd (Cross), BBC Family Pty Ltd (Tate), Cootamundra Newsagency (Barber), Trustee for the Shreeve Family Trust (Zelman), Wycombe Services Pty Ltd (Dakin), Integrated Building Systems Pty Ltd (Campbell), Pearson Facilities Service Pty Ltd (The Butcher’s Block Wine and Dine Pty Ltd) (Oh), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (You), Lane Marriott Pty Ltd (Wingrove), Sydney Trains (Sharpe), Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd (Esplin), Platinum Estore Pty Ltd (Ianni), Cross Verwijmeren (Gelmi), Avopiling Australia Pty Ltd (Viselli), Perspective Recruitment Pty Ltd (Irvine), Santosheema Pty Ltd (Singh), Travel and Sports Australia (Nolan (Formally Intin)), Royal Mile Pty Ltd (Leenman), Volgren Australia Pty Ltd (Ellyard), PainChek Ltd (Atee), Zion Church in Melbourne Australia Inc (Woldeyohannes), Wealth for Life Insurance Pty Ltd (Zayedi), Victoria Cold Storage (Dean), Toll Group (Hargrave), Infinity Steel Framing Pty Ltd (Yousefzad), Bonacci Group Pty Ltd (Joseph), Eastern Health (Oliver), BentSpoke Brewing Company Pty Ltd (Shanmugarajah), Rhythm Group Pty Ltd (Mcguire), Jassar & Manesh Pty Ltd (Doolah), King Crust Bakery/Cafe (Hunt), Bolton Clarke (Kuskey), Malouf Medical (Vidler), East Coast Traffic Control (Cossens), John Hastie Pty Ltd (Ryan), K & B Timber & Hardware Pty Ltd (O’Connor).

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.

A Goldfields man who repeatedly groped a woman on a Qantas flight last year walked from court yesterday with a fine and a spent conviction after a guilty plea. Kevin Eric Davidson, 50, pleaded guilty to indecent assault at Kalgoorlie Magistrate’s Court. Davidson was arrested on a Qantas flight at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport in November after he grabbed the 35-year-old woman’s thigh multiple times despite repeated protests to stop. The court heard the flight had been delayed and in the four-hour wait Davidson had become extremely intoxicated. Defence lawyer Carmel McKenzie sad the offence was out of character for Davidson as he was not a frequent drinker and had no criminal record. “He has very limited recollection of the incident and is extremely apologetic,” she said. “In March as the lockdown occurred, Mr Davidson referred himself … to seek alcohol counselling. “He hasn’t been able to engage because effectively from the lockdown time he returned to his employment in a biosecurity zone … however he has indicated that he will, once the opportunity arises, he will take up that counselling.” Ms McKenzie urged the court to apply a spent conviction to the offence given a charge of indecent assault without context would hinder his employment and entrance to the Aboriginal communities he worked in. Police prosecutor Sen. Const. Matthew Hallsworth opposed the spent conviction given the repeated actions of Davidson and discomfort they caused. But Magistrate Erin O’Donnell found it unjust to penalise Davidson with more than a fine. Ms O’Donnell agreed to a spent conviction and issued a $1200 fine.