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Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 ( #313 )
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Woman faces jail for swindling Worksafe
VICTORIA, Australia

A Geelong woman was convicted and fined A$6,000 in May and faces the possibility of six months in jail for fraudulently obtaining more than A$54,400 in workplace injury compensation payments and for providing false information.

Marlene Rimmrodt was working as a Credit Manager with a Tullamarine freight company in 2003 when she suffered an injury to her left shoulder after slipping at work.

Her claim for workers’ compensation was accepted and she formally declared that she was not "engaging in any form of employment" while receiving weekly compensation payments.

Evidence revealed, however, that while receiving compensation payments during 2004 and 2005, Rimmrodt was actually doing two jobs.

She pleaded guilty to three counts of fraudulently obtaining payments and two counts of providing false information under the Accident Compensation Act 1985.

$20 million for rail freight corridor
MILDURA, Victoria

The Mildura Rail Corridor Freight project will receive A$20 million in Auslink funding from the Coalition Government. The rail works program will facilitate lifting of speeds on the track to a consistent level of 80km/hour.

Kerry-Lynden adds Australia to global partnership
SEATTLE, United States of America

Lynden International and Kerry Logistics have added Australia to their growing list of international forwarding and logistics coverage. The Seattle-based joint venture company, Kerry-Lynden, now reaches nearly 40 countries, including Canada, Mexico and U.S. Territories such as Puerto Rico and Guam.

With the addition of Australia, the network now includes major hubs such as Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and beyond.
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