Padbury Mining directors Gary Stokes and Terry Quinn have each been fined $25,000 and banned from being company directors for three years after the Federal Court found their announcement of a $6 billion funding deal for the Oakajee port and rail project was misleading and deceptive.
Uber drivers using the service as a supplementary income should declare it to their primary employer, according to Minter Ellison partner Kathy Reid, after a driver who had worked during sick leave lost an unfair dismissal claim.
TransAlta Corporation has had a small win in the Supreme Court after successfully defending an entitlements claim by Monadelphous Group, but the engineering firm is still pursuing about $33 million from a joint venture comprising a Pilbara-based subsidiary of the Canadian power utility and DPB Development Group.
Padbury Mining and two of its directors have entered into a settlement agreement with the corporate watchdog over misleading statements made last year, but they could still face penalties in the Federal Court later this week.
The state government has flagged the possibility of a broad inquiry into the use of imported building materials after confirming today that roofing panels supplied by Chinese company Yuanda to Perth Children’s Hospital contained asbestos.
State Development Minister Bill Marmion has told protestors outside parliament that the environmental watchdog would review the government’s plan to extend the buffer zone around the Kwinana industrial area.