Landmark COR case against GrainCorp delayed for months

By: Jason Whittaker


GrainCorp returns to court today facing multi-million dollar fines in a landmark chain of responsibility case, but the matter is

GrainCorp returns to court today facing multi-million dollar fines in a landmark chain of responsibility case, but the matter is unlikely to be decided for months.

A directions hearing is being held in Sydney this morning but a spokesperson for GrainCorp tells ATN the case will be adjourned until late April or early May.

The company is yet to enter a plea.

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 consignor.

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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