Australia Tradies allege 'worm' owes them half a million dollars

13:46  11 august  2017
13:46  11 august  2017 Source:   9News.com.au

Tiah's foster mum to be sentenced

  Tiah's foster mum to be sentenced The foster mother of slain Brisbane schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer is due to be sentenced for perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice in November.Julene Thorburn, 55, was on Thursday ordered to face a sentencing hearing at Beenleigh District Court on November 3.

Tradies allege ' worm ' owes them half a million dollars . A group of contractors has joined forces to pursue the man they claim hired them to build a service station and then refused to pay them almost half a million dollars they were owed .

Local. Tradies allege ' worm ' owes them half a million dollars . A group of contractors has joined forces to pursue the man they claim hired them to build a service station and then refused to pay them almost half a million dollars they were owed .

 A group of contractors has joined forces to pursue the man they claim hired them to build a service station and then refused to pay them almost half a million dollars they were owed.

The contractors say Frank Nadinic, who at the time worked for Subcontracting Services trading as Octane Australia Pty Ltd, presented them with a brief to build a United service station.

Although Mr Nadinic was not a director of Subcontracting Services - which has since entered voluntary liquidation - the contractors claim he ran the project and signed crucial documents.

Palmer a 'cavalier' director: liquidators

  Palmer a 'cavalier' director: liquidators Liquidators of Queensland Nickel have accused Clive Palmer of demonstrating a "habitually cavalier" attitude to his corporate duties, court documents reveal.The allegations come from the affidavit of liquidator Stephen Parbery, filed in the Queensland Supreme Court this month, as part of a legal bid to freeze almost $220 million of Mr Palmer's personal assets.

Local. Tradies allege ' worm ' owes them half a million dollars . A group of contractors has joined forces to pursue the man they claim hired them to build a service station and then refused to pay them almost half a million dollars they were owed .

Local. Tradies allege ' worm ' owes them half a million dollars . A group of contractors has joined forces to pursue the man they claim hired them to build a service station and then refused to pay them almost half a million dollars they were owed .

Now, they claim, hundreds of thousands of dollars are still owed.

Chris McLean, who installed the fuel system, said he was still owed $147,000.

"(Mr Nadinic) gets you sucked in, he gets half your money as you're going along, and then coming into the job he does a runner," Mr McLean said.

"He goes underground, like worms do."

$100 Australian dollar notes. © AAP Image/Dan Peled $100 Australian dollar notes. Mr McLean said the job had been done "perfectly" - as quoted, on budget and in time.

He said Mr Nadinic hadn't given him a straight answer as to why he had not been paid, but accused them of leaving work unfinished.

Another contractor, Robert Brodecky, did the panelling work on the project.

It was his fledgling company's first major job, and he said the $55,000 they were still owed had "pretty much sunk" them.

"We've just been operating under a year and basically every last cent I had in savings had to go back into the company to keep us afloat, and pay all our debts for the materials," he said.

The contractors said with Subcontracting Services in liquidation they faced difficulties in knowing who to pursue over the alleged missing payments.

Mr Nadinic refused to comment when approached by A Current Affair.

Sales of million-dollar homes in Australia rocket up to record levels .
15.4 percent of all homes sold in the last 12 months were over the $1 million mark. Today, 47.8 percent of all houses in Sydney sell for over the million-dollar mark.In comparison, the growth of our wages has been far less exponential. The Australian Bureau of statistics began the wage price index (or WPI) in 1997, the WPI was 3.80.Today the WPI is just 1.1, the lowest it has ever been since 1997, which is a primary reason why housing is becoming so unaffordable.Kushner says there is "much more work to be done" to improve housing affordability for those living in Australia's hottest property markets.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
This is interesting!