Latitude 16 fined after court date
PORT Douglas accommodation management company Latitude 16 and its directors have been fined a total of $24,000 after being charged with several offences including failing to comply with requirements of the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act.
On February 4, the directors Christopher and Lorna Duffy faced the Cairns Magistrates Court with their company Latitude 16 Pty Ltd.
The company currently manages nine properties in the Douglas Shire, mainly in Port Douglas and is understood to be worth over $3 million.
Latitude 16 was originally charged with 10 offences but the court dismissed seven of them when the prosecution decided not to press them and offered no evidence.
Christopher and Lorna Duffy also faced the Cairns Magistrates’ Court on 13 charges each but the Court again dismissed the bulk of them when no evidence was offered.
The company and the directors were found guilty of two counts of making false or misleading representation that person making the representation has a sponsor’s approval or affiliation and one count of an Executive Officer failing to ensure corporation complied with requirements of the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000.
The company was fined $16,000, Mr Duffy was fined $3000 and Mrs Duffy was fined $5000. No convictions were recorded.
Lorna and Christopher Duffy