GrainCorp pleads not guilty in landmark COR overloading case

By: Jason Whittaker


GrainCorp will contest a landmark chain of responsibility case after pleading not guilty to hundreds of charges in relation to

GrainCorp will contest a landmark chain of responsibility case after pleading not guilty to hundreds of charges in relation to overloading.

The company entered the plea in a court session last week, with the hearing set down for April 28 to May 2 at Burwood Local Court.

GrainCorp faces fines of $18.23 million over 332 alleged breaches of New South Wales' chain of responsibility laws — the largest such case ever mounted against a consignee.

The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) used new investigative powers to compulsorily acquire business records concerning a three-day period of the 2005 grain harvest. The RTA monitored every truck movement into grain receivable facilities over the three days.

The Authority has launched another grain overloading crackdown this harvest season.

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