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ACCC to seek $4M in refunds for Jump! swim school franchisees
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-06-11 11:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will seek more than $4 million in refunds plus penalties when it takes the troubled operator of the Jump! […]

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Ex-Hastie Services CEO says nothing ‘dodgy’ about orders to close earnings gap
White Collar 2019-06-04 10:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former chief executive officer of Hastie Services has admitted to asking staff to make up for a shortfall between forecast and actual profits at […]

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Ex-CFO of Octaviar unit charged with $4.6M fraud
White Collar 2019-06-04 1:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former chief financial officer of a unit of collapsed Gold Coast finance company Octaviar Investments is facing fraud charges for allegedly misappropriating more than […]

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Key witness in Hastie Services execs’ trial pointed the finger to save herself, jury hears
White Collar 2019-06-03 8:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former finance manager from Hastie Services and key witness for the prosecution in the criminal trial against two of the company’s former executives only […]

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ASIC wins case against Vocation, former execs after 15-month wait for judgment
Securities 2019-05-31 6:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

In a win for the corporate watchdog, a court has found collapsed education provider Vocation engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct and breached its continuous […]

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‘Diamond Joe’ Gutnick’s company ordered to pay debts or face winding up
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-05-31 3:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has ordered a phosphate mining company owned by mining magnate Joseph Gutnik to pay back more than $225,000 owed to the Queensland […]

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Ex-Hastie Services CEO ordered ‘raid’ on balance sheets to make up targets, court hears
White Collar 2019-05-30 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former CEO of a unit of collapsed construction firm Hastie Group told staff to “raid the balance books” to make up financial targets linked […]

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KPMG settles lawsuits by Equititrust liquidators accusing accounting firm of negligence
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-05-28 3:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

The liquidators of Gold Coast fund manager Equititrust are seeking court approval of a confidential settlement of two proceedings brought against KPMG for allegedly failing […]

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High Court declines funder’s appeal of $64M Banksia settlement approval
Appeals 2019-05-24 1:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will not review an appeals court’s decision to approve a $64 million settlement in litigation over the failure of Banksia Securities while […]

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Judge signs off on $30M settlement in liquidator’s LM Investment case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-05-23 3:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Queensland Supreme Court judge has given the green light to a $30 million settlement of a liquidator’s case against failed financial services firm LM […]

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