Queensland feedlot owner admits to underpaying backpackers

A feedlot owner has admitted to underpaying backpackers working on his farm in the South Burnett.The Fair Work Ombudsman took action against Robert Maudsley and his company Waterfall Feedlot Pty Ltd, which owns and operates a cattle feedlot at Goomeri, west of Gympie, in September.He was accused of short-changing six 417 working holiday visa holders a combined sum of $38,000, including underpayment of holiday pay and leave entitlements, between January 2014 and September 2015.At a hearing in the Federal Circuit Court Brisbane on October 21, Mr Maudsley admitted to all of the matters set out in the…

Source: ABC Beef Cattle
Queensland feedlot owner admits to underpaying backpackers