White Racist Aussie fined $50,000 for Racist Bullying

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Amazing

Kensington, Australia

#1 Dec 5, 2012
Laundry boss threatened workers with acid

Emily O'Keefe, ninemsn9:21am December 6, 2012

Kevin Andrews, 61, was fined $50,000 for bullying his staff at the Mallee Laundry and Linen Services in Mildura in Victoria's north west, The Age newspaper reports.
While delivering his verdict, magistrate Hugh Radford said the effect Andrews had on his workers was "harrowing and profound" and such behaviour needed to be stamped out.
The Melbourne Magistrates Court heard that Andrews told one of his female employees she "should have been drowned at birth" and taunted another with names such as "porky", "wog" and "big fat bush pig".
He threatened to dissolve his workers in acid if they made mistakes and lock them up with a dog.
Employees, 14 of whom testified against Andrews, also said they were forced to work up to 15 hours straight and were timed during toilet breaks.
Mr Radford said it was clear Andrews' employees worked hard for him and "in many ways were financially trapped" in their positions.
In one employee's victim impact statement she said after working for Andrews she "lost my friends, my life, my world and my mind."
Andrews' behaviour was not "old school", Mr Radford said, but "simply disgusting and appalling".
Andrews was found guilty of failing to provide a safe workplace and fined $50,000 out of a maximum of $53,715.
The business has since been liquidated and Mr Radford said he had only one option in sentencing which was to impose a fine.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2012/12/0...
true

Perth, Australia

#2 Dec 5, 2012
I would say that the victim impact statement should read::: After you come to Australia you may lose your friends, your life, you world, your identity, your pride, your culture and your mind.
this is truly a weird place.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Essendon, Australia

#3 Dec 5, 2012
Amazing wrote:
Laundry boss threatened workers with acid
Emily O'Keefe, ninemsn9:21am December 6, 2012
Kevin Andrews, 61, was fined $50,000 for bullying his staff at the Mallee Laundry and Linen Services in Mildura in Victoria's north west, The Age newspaper reports.
While delivering his verdict, magistrate Hugh Radford said the effect Andrews had on his workers was "harrowing and profound" and such behaviour needed to be stamped out.
The Melbourne Magistrates Court heard that Andrews told one of his female employees she "should have been drowned at birth" and taunted another with names such as "porky", "wog" and "big fat bush pig".
He threatened to dissolve his workers in acid if they made mistakes and lock them up with a dog.
Employees, 14 of whom testified against Andrews, also said they were forced to work up to 15 hours straight and were timed during toilet breaks.
Mr Radford said it was clear Andrews' employees worked hard for him and "in many ways were financially trapped" in their positions.
In one employee's victim impact statement she said after working for Andrews she "lost my friends, my life, my world and my mind."
Andrews' behaviour was not "old school", Mr Radford said, but "simply disgusting and appalling".
Andrews was found guilty of failing to provide a safe workplace and fined $50,000 out of a maximum of $53,715.
The business has since been liquidated and Mr Radford said he had only one option in sentencing which was to impose a fine.
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2012/12/0...
That proprietor crossed a line. Several, in fact. He deserved the punishment handed out to him.

That said, "Laundry boss threatened workers with acid" was the authentic media headline.

Curiously, in your hands for publication here that headline became miraculously transformed to read:

"White Racist Aussie fined $50,000 for Racist Bullying"

Let's put them side by side and study what you did:

"Laundry boss threatened workers with acid"
"White Racist Aussie fined $50,000 for Racist Bullying"

It could be argued that the second version reflects far more upon you than it does upon the story.

Could it be that you have a special chip on your own shoulder that you want all casual readers to adopt?

Pretty self-indulgent, don't you think?

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Essendon, Australia

#4 Dec 5, 2012
true wrote:
I would say that the victim impact statement should read::: After you come to Australia you may lose your friends, your life, you world, your identity, your pride, your culture and your mind.
this is truly a weird place.
Is that why you chase us all over Topix elsewhere with dozenssssssssss of consecutive nonsensical "bot-prose" postssssssssss to swamp and stifle legitimate discussionssssssssss?
AussieStyles

Australia

#5 Dec 5, 2012
This goes on all the time. Nothing new.
Amazing

Kensington, Australia

#6 Dec 5, 2012
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
<quoted text>
That proprietor crossed a line. Several, in fact. He deserved the punishment handed out to him.
That said, "Laundry boss threatened workers with acid" was the authentic media headline.
Curiously, in your hands for publication here that headline became miraculously transformed to read:
"White Racist Aussie fined $50,000 for Racist Bullying"
Let's put them side by side and study what you did:
"Laundry boss threatened workers with acid"
"White Racist Aussie fined $50,000 for Racist Bullying"
It could be argued that the second version reflects far more upon you than it does upon the story.
Could it be that you have a special chip on your own shoulder that you want all casual readers to adopt?
Pretty self-indulgent, don't you think?
The racist aussies are laughing stock of the world, lets laugh upon the inferiority complex ridden bunch of convicts!! LOL
true

Perth, Australia

#7 Dec 5, 2012
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
<quoted text>
Is that why you chase us all over Topix elsewhere with dozenssssssssss of consecutive nonsensical "bot-prose" postssssssssss to swamp and stifle legitimate discussionssssssssss?
LOL! I chase you??? LMFAO;; what happened ADE, is it your sense of entitlement that makes you feel that somehow you have some kind of priority even in a public forum??, if someone dares to have a different view, they should stay away; pretty much like the typical aussie attitude.
SOOOOOOOOOOO! lol! a little arrogant I would say; for you to think that your "discussions" are legitimate, and other's are not.
You may have a long way to go to come to terms that this is a "public" forum where everyone is entitled to an opinion, just as you may have to come to terms with the fact that non anglo trash Australians ( born or become ) also have the right to have an opinion about the land where they live, even if that opinion equates to strong criticism, for what you may take offence.
jesper

Australia

#8 Dec 5, 2012
true wrote:
I would say that the victim impact statement should read::: After you come to Australia you may lose your friends, your life, you world, your identity, your pride, your culture and your mind.
this is truly a weird place.
Then why have you not gone back to your thirld world in middleeast, the weirdest thing here is you trash muslim immigrants.
sid

Brisbane, Australia

#9 Dec 5, 2012
true wrote:
I would say that the victim impact statement should read::: After you come to Australia you may lose your friends, your life, you world, your identity, your pride, your culture and your mind.
this is truly a weird place.
It's common knowledge that in chinatown and elsewhere in brisbane there are dozens of chinese restaurants and cafes paying chinese students [they are allowed to work 20 hrs a week] as little as $5.00 per hr, heavy pressure for sexual favors, no overtime or penalty rates. They keep two sets of books, one for the tax accountants and real ones with hours and rates.
The laundry incident was isolated, exploitation of chinese by chinese is rampant and it's probably the same for indians employing indians.

“Tell it as it is.”

Since: Jun 12

Australia

#10 Dec 5, 2012
true wrote:
I would say that the victim impact statement should read::: After you come to Australia you may lose your friends, your life, you world, your identity, your pride, your culture and your mind.
this is truly a weird place.
And what happens to to those who behave in a similar way in Pakistan?

Would it even make the local news if the employer was of the same islamic flavour as the ruling mob?
Lauded if the employees weren't ?

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Essendon, Australia

#11 Dec 5, 2012
Amazing wrote:
<quoted text>
The racist aussies are laughing stock of the world, lets laugh upon the inferiority complex ridden bunch of convicts!! LOL
Diversionary tactic.

If you are in the habit of falsifying headlines then the laughing stock is no one but you. Nice try, epic fail.
Social Outcast

Kensington, Australia

#12 Dec 5, 2012
Old Pom wrote:
<quoted text>
And what happens to to those who behave in a similar way in Pakistan?
Would it even make the local news if the employer was of the same islamic flavour as the ruling mob?
Lauded if the employees weren't ?
Pakistan could be worst, but Australia is not far behind in racism and bigotry, it is a white version of Taliban, as we live in Australia we are affcted by Social unjustice and racism rampant in this country not in Pakistan, and will voice our opinion against it, Australia is far behind in the world in all socio-economic parameters, its people doesn't display a character of first world country, they are backward and primitive.
The Anti-Muhammad

Greensborough, Australia

#13 Dec 5, 2012
Didn't you people know that only us white people are racists. For some reason when other races hang shit on us for being white it isn't racism.
Amazing

Kensington, Australia

#14 Dec 5, 2012
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
<quoted text>
Diversionary tactic.
If you are in the habit of falsifying headlines then the laughing stock is no one but you. Nice try, epic fail.
Did you see the documentary on ABC dumb, drunk and racist, it was entertaining and insightful, now you know who is laughing stock of the world!! LOL

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Essendon, Australia

#15 Dec 5, 2012
true wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL! I chase you???
Not chase me personally ... that's not what I said so don't try putting words of your own choosing into my mouth. Your chasing targets many posters. You don't seem to want to admit to it. I take it you won't mind if I point it out to you (again) next time I see you do it?
true wrote:
LMFAO;; what happened ADE, is it your sense of entitlement that makes you feel that somehow you have some kind of priority even in a public forum??, if someone dares to have a different view, they should stay away; pretty much like the typical aussie attitude.
SOOOOOOOOOOO! lol! a little arrogant I would say; for you to think that your "discussions" are legitimate, and other's are not. You may have a long way to go to come to terms that this is a "public" forum where everyone is entitled to an opinion, just as you may have to come to terms with the fact that non anglo trash Australians ( born or become ) also have the right to have an opinion about the land where they live, even if that opinion equates to strong criticism, for what you may take offence.
Again you are putting words into my mouth, but twisting them first. Just so you can't twist again, for the record I recognize all views and accept some. The key is the tactics used by some posters. Views cloaked in outright dishonesty do not deserve respect ... mine or anyone else's. Views I oppose but which are presented decently I can respond to decently, or simply let pass. That happens often so don't pretend otherwise.

Posters who swamp the forum excessively with garbage that obstructs discussions heap scorn upon the entitlement of all posters. Your antics with your gibberish posts do just that, yet you have the hypocritical gall to criticize others!

I notice you slyly sidestep any reference to your multiple rambling nonsense "Bot-like" posts that you use to sabotage many discussions as if that's your God given right. Pretty arrogant of you, don't you think? Perhaps you would like to claim those bits of garbage as "opinion" too? Until you are prepared to answer criticism on that glaring issue you have no right to criticize anyone else about anything else, including me.
Anglo-Saxon Celt

Sydney, Australia

#16 Dec 5, 2012
Kevin Andrews.....Well Done!

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Essendon, Australia

#17 Dec 5, 2012
Amazing wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you see the documentary on ABC dumb, drunk and racist, it was entertaining and insightful, now you know who is laughing stock of the world!! LOL
And if you want to wave isolated documentaries like that over your head in triumph as if proving something more widespread then you are dumb, dopey and racist. You are clutching at straws.
true

Perth, Australia

#18 Dec 5, 2012
Social Outcast wrote:
<quoted text>
Pakistan could be worst, but Australia is not far behind in racism and bigotry, it is a white version of Taliban, as we live in Australia we are affcted by Social unjustice and racism rampant in this country not in Pakistan, and will voice our opinion against it, Australia is far behind in the world in all socio-economic parameters, its people doesn't display a character of first world country, they are backward and primitive.
WELL SAID! we are not in Pakistan, the truth is that n every country of the world, people complains about social issues all the time; just look all over Europe, Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal. etc. people protests and criticises the country where they live in order to improve it.
But apparently you and me are not entitled to say anything ( even if we been here for more than 30yrs), and that is racist and prejudiced in itself.
keep up the good spirit and speak up, is those who stand for what is right the only ones that make this a better world...
oho

Melbourne, Australia

#19 Dec 5, 2012
haters lose lover win.
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#20 Dec 5, 2012
Amazing wrote:
Laundry boss threatened workers with acid
Emily O'Keefe, ninemsn9:21am December 6, 2012
Kevin Andrews, 61, was fined $50,000 for bullying his staff at the Mallee Laundry and Linen Services in Mildura in Victoria's north west, The Age newspaper reports.
While delivering his verdict, magistrate Hugh Radford said the effect Andrews had on his workers was "harrowing and profound" and such behaviour needed to be stamped out.
The Melbourne Magistrates Court heard that Andrews told one of his female employees she "should have been drowned at birth" and taunted another with names such as "porky", "wog" and "big fat bush pig".
He threatened to dissolve his workers in acid if they made mistakes and lock them up with a dog.
Employees, 14 of whom testified against Andrews, also said they were forced to work up to 15 hours straight and were timed during toilet breaks.
Mr Radford said it was clear Andrews' employees worked hard for him and "in many ways were financially trapped" in their positions.
In one employee's victim impact statement she said after working for Andrews she "lost my friends, my life, my world and my mind."
Andrews' behaviour was not "old school", Mr Radford said, but "simply disgusting and appalling".
Andrews was found guilty of failing to provide a safe workplace and fined $50,000 out of a maximum of $53,715.
The business has since been liquidated and Mr Radford said he had only one option in sentencing which was to impose a fine.
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2012/12/0...
If you go through the article it doesn't indicate the employer was being necessarily racist. He appears to be taking advantage of vulnerable migrants with likely poor education/communication skills who probably have limited emloyment options. He used bullying tactics to inimidate his employees to work 15 hour shifts with "timed" toilet breaks. I think his only motivation was greed.

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