Mar 6, 2013

Top gay publisher in crisis: claims of unpaid super, unfair dismissal

The Australian Tax Office is seeking to wind up the publisher of some of Australia’s most iconic gay and lesbian publications.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

Australia’s largest gay and lesbian publisher is on the brink of insolvency and battling allegations of unfair dismissal and the serial underpayment of superannuation to its staff.

Crikey can reveal the Australian Tax Office has issued an application to wind up Evolution Publishing — which produces glossy magazines SX in Sydney, MCV (Melbourne), Queensland Pride (Brisbane) and Blaze (Adelaide) — following a series of complaints about unpaid superannuation from former employees. Crikey has spoken to four former staffers who complained to the ATO after discovering they had not been paid superannuation — in some cases for over a year.

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2 thoughts on “Top gay publisher in crisis: claims of unpaid super, unfair dismissal

  1. Stephen Key

    LOTL (lesbians on the loose) Magazine (Avalon Media) did the same thing to me. I had to go to the tax department to get it back. I am sure there were others working there that didn’t get their super. The owner was dodgy as

  2. paddy

    Umm…. Re: The Fed court decision on Mar 20. I thought trading while insolvent was illegal. Am I missing something?

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