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A seriously disabled man in Tasmania had a lounge put on top of him by support workers who were trying to restrain him. He was also regularly locked outside in a courtyard and was once pushed into a pool in an effort to calm him down. Theo Langmaid, 26, acquired a brain injury after contracting meningitis as a four-month-old and requires around-the-clock care. While in the care of North West Residential Support Services his parents became concerned about how he was being treated.

Empowered Living Support Services Ltd is involved with a s.372 (Application to deal with other contravention disputes) instigated by a staff member (Davey).

An application for approval of the Scope Therapists Agreement 2016 (s.185 – Application for approval of a single-enterprise agreement) will be determined by Commissioner Gregory in his Melbourne Chambers.

Independence Ulladulla Inc is to face a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) before Commissioner McKenna in Hearing Room 12-2 – Level 12 in Sydney today.

A s.185 (Enterprise agreement) application by the Suneden Intellectually Disabled Children’s Association Inc T/A Suneden Special School for its Suneden Special School Enterprise Agreement 2016 has been amended to include the Independent Education Union of Australia as the bargaining representative for the Agreement.

Inclusive Support Services INC is facing a s.739 (Application to deal with a dispute) instigated by a staff member (Sharaga).

Quad Services Pty Ltd is to defend a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) before Commissioner Saunders at Level 3, 237 Wharf Road, Newcastle at 9.30am (Cohen).

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.