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Hope for Christmas Island casino workers wages following ministerial action.



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Media Release

 

THE HON ALEX SOMLYAY

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government

 

S67/98

13 July 1998

 

HOPE FOR CHRISTMAS ISLAND CASINO WORKERS WAGES FOLLOWING MINISTERIAL ACTION

 

"The Minister for Territories, Alex Somlyay is no t satisfied with the response by the Christmas Island licensee, Christmas Island Resort Pty Ltd (CIR), to the Minister's notice to show cause why its casino licence should not be cancelled.

 

The Minister issued the show cause notice to the directors of CIR on 16 June 1998.

 

On 10 July 1998, the Minister issued a direction requiring CIR, within fourteen days, to pay certain financial commitments to its creditors and its employees. The Minister expressly reserved the right to take further action on other aspects of the notice to show cause not dealt with in the direction issued last Friday under Section 58 of the Casino Control Ordinance Act 1988."

 

 

Further information: Graeme Hallet (Minister's Office) 02-6277 7060

 

 

 

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