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A crooked accountant who defrauded clients of more than $2 million and then gambled most of it away at Crown casino has been jailed for at least four years. Kaylene Maree Hussen ripped off 229 individual clients and five companies between 2010 and 2014 using several methods of deception at her Geelong West business PTS Tax and Accounting, the County Court heard. Her frauds included altering business activity statements and retaining tax credits, preparing bogus tax returns or inflating genuine ones and then keeping people’s refunds, and obtaining cash loans from banks for fictitious investments. “A number of your victims were vulnerable people such as the aged and disabled, (those) not with high incomes and were dependent on monies lost and their relationships with you,” Judge Bourke said on Tuesday, before formalising the sentence on Wednesday.

Empowered Living Support Services Ltd is defending a s.372 (Application to deal with other contravention disputes) before Commissioner Johns in the Fair Work Commission Terrace Tower 80 William Street East Sydney at 2pm (Davey).

A s.185 (Enterprise agreement) application by Suneden Intellectually Disabled Children’s Association Inc T/A Suneden Special School for its Suneden Special School Enterprise Agreement 2016 has been approved by Deputy President Dean.

The Autism Association of South Australia Limited is facing a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) before Deputy President Bartel in his chambers in Adelaide at 12.30 (Manthoni).

TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT – misconduct – s.394 Fair Work Act 2009 – application for relief from unfair dismissal – applicant worked as Disability Support Worker – was accused of assaulting a colleague in an incident that occurred at a residential unit in Reservoir – after an investigation the applicant summarily dismissed on the grounds of serious misconduct – Commission held that on the balance of probabilities the applicant did strike his colleague – found valid reason for dismissal – dismissal not harsh, unjust or unreasonable – application dismissed. Sekirski v Scope (Vic) Ltd

A s.185 (Enterprise agreement) application by Yooralla for its Yoralla Staff Terms and Remuneration (Star) Agreement 2016 has been approved subject to the HSU being written into the arrangement.

An application for approval of the Yooralla Staff Terms and Remuneration (STAR) Agreement 2016 (s.185 – Application for approval of a single-enterprise agreement) will be determined by Commissioner Saunders in his Sydney chambers at 11.30am.

Global Disability & Health Care Services Pty Ltd is facing a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) lodged by an ex-staff member (Stepnickova).