Trucking company fined over ‘preventable’ deaths of Irish construction workers

Trucking company fined over ‘preventable’ deaths of Irish construction workers

Updated May 17, 2018 19:48:25 Photo: Gerry Bradley (left) and Joe McDermott (right) were crushed to death by a concrete slab. (Supplied: Facebook) A trucking company has been fined $160,000 over the deaths of two Irish workers who were crushed by falling concrete panels at an East Perth construction site. …

Japanese manufacturer fined a record $46 million for car parts cartel

Japanese manufacturer fined a record $46 million for car parts cartel

Posted May 16, 2018 15:00:17 Photo: Yazaki Corporation has been hit with a record $46 million fine for price fixing in Australia. (Supplied: Yazaki Corporation) The giant Japanese electrical component maker Yazaki Corporation has been fined a record Australian fine of $46 million for price fixing and engaging in running …

Linc Energy fined $4.5 million for serious environmental harm at underground coal gasification plant

Linc Energy fined $4.5 million for serious environmental harm at underground coal gasification plant

Updated May 11, 2018 18:18:27 A gas company has been fined a record $4.5 million for causing serious environmental harm at its underground coal gasification plant on Queensland’s western Darling Downs. Linc Energy was found guilty by a District Court jury in Brisbane last month after a 10-week trial. The …

Qld polluter Linc Energy fined $4.5m

Qld polluter Linc Energy fined $4.5m

A failed Queensland energy company has been fined $4.5 million for polluting a large part of the Darling Downs with hazardous contaminants. Linc Energy was found guilty of five counts of wilfully and unlawfully causing environmental harm in the Brisbane District Court earlier this year. The 10-week trial found the …

Melbourne burger bar company, owner fined more than $300k for underpaying workers

Melbourne burger bar company, owner fined more than $300k for underpaying workers

Posted May 09, 2018 15:12:09 Photo: Ms Gordon was desperate for a job but was never paid for the 25 hours she worked. (ABC News: Matilda Marozzi) Related Story: ‘You will be sued’: Melbourne cafe owner warns staff who claimed underpayment A Melbourne company which underpaid young and overseas workers …

Currambine man fined after swampy mosquito-infested pool became health hazard

Currambine man fined after swampy mosquito-infested pool became health hazard

Updated May 08, 2018 12:13:24 Photo: The pool became a potentially dangerous breeding ground for mosquitoes. (Center for Disease Control) A man has been fined after his backyard pool fell into such a state of disrepair it resembled a swamp and became a dangerous breeding ground for mosquitoes, creating a …

Dean Pay fined $25,000 for NRL referees criticism after Canterbury Bulldogs loss

Dean Pay fined $25,000 for NRL referees criticism after Canterbury Bulldogs loss

Posted May 07, 2018 16:41:20 Photo: Dean Pay has been handed a hefty sanction for his comments about NRL referees. (AAP: Michael Chambers, File) Canterbury coach Dean Pay has been hit with a massive $25,000 fine for his post-match criticism of the NRL referees last week. Pay pointed the finger …

Perth Stadium’s first streaker Ben Jenkins fined, labelled a show pony

Perth Stadium’s first streaker Ben Jenkins fined, labelled a show pony

Posted May 03, 2018 15:59:53 The first streaker at the Perth Stadium has been labelled “an idiot” and a “show pony” by a Magistrate, who told the 23-year-old to “grow up”, saying people “are sick of exhibitionists like you”. Ben Jenkins has pleaded guilty to trespassing on the playing field …

Crown Casino fined $300k by gambling regulator over blank buttons from poker machines

Crown Casino fined $300k by gambling regulator over blank buttons from poker machines

Updated April 27, 2018 10:03:06 Photo: Crown Casino fully co-operated with the investigation, the regulator said. (ABC News: Jane Cowan) Related Story: Crown Casino set to be fined after poker machine tampering claims The illegal altering of buttons on poker machines at Melbourne’s casino was not a deliberate decision by …

Crown Casino set to be fined after poker machine tampering allegations

Crown Casino set to be fined after poker machine tampering allegations

Posted April 26, 2018 18:51:44 Photo: The ABC understands that Victoria’s gambling regulator will announce the penalty as early as Friday. (ABC News: Jane Cowan) Related Story: Alleged ‘pokies pick’ revealed amid new tampering claims at Melbourne’s Crown Related Story: Crown ‘trial’ to remove pokies betting options designed to maximise …