Adam Liaw of MasterChef takes part in the George Calombaris scandal

& # 39; Wage theft is totally unacceptable & # 39 ;: MasterChef winner Adam Liaw throws George Calombaris for underpaying his employees with nearly $ 8 million

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MasterChef 2010 winner, Adam Liaw, has beaten George Calombaris because he has underpaid his employees by nearly $ 8 million.

During the chief's appearance on ABC's Q&A on Monday evening, he stated that "wage theft is completely unacceptable". discussing the legal misery of Calombaris.

Liaw also insisted that tougher penalties – including possible imprisonment – should be imposed on those related to wage theft in hospitality.

LEGAL WOENEN: Earlier this month, the Fair Work Ombudsman found that George Calombaris' company (ABOVE) had paid 515 restaurant staff in wages and superannuation

& # 39; It must absolutely be on the table & # 39 ;: MasterChef 2010 winner Adam Liaw (ABOVE) says increased penalties and imprisonment should be considered for large-scale systemic wage theft
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& # 39; It must absolutely be on the table & # 39 ;: MasterChef 2010 winner Adam Liaw (ABOVE) says increased penalties and imprisonment should be considered for large-scale systemic wage theft

& # 39; Wage theft is totally unacceptable & # 39 ;: MasterChef winner Adam Liaw throws George Calombaris for underpaying his employees with nearly $ 8 million

& # 39; The deterrence in terms of increasing fines and putting people in prison for committing large-scale systemic wage theft is definitely something that should definitely be on the table, & # 39; said Liaw.

When asked by another panel member whether & # 39; some of these chefs should be locked up? & # 39 ;, he chose to say: & # 39; I can't comment on that & # 39 ;.

Liaw also noted that he was by no means considering replacing Calombaris or the other judges Matt Preston or Gary Mehigan.

Chef Liaw owes his celebrity status to the appearance and winning of the second MasterChef Australia season in 2010.

& # 39; I can tell you that I have not received a call … I can absolutely tell you that I am not one of them (the substitutes). & # 39;

Calombaris was fined $ 200,000 by the Fair Work Ombudsman after it turned out that he had underpaid staff between 2011 and 2017 for an amount of $ 7.8 million
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Calombaris was fined $ 200,000 by the Fair Work Ombudsman after it turned out that he had underpaid staff between 2011 and 2017 for an amount of $ 7.8 million

Calombaris was fined $ 200,000 by the Fair Work Ombudsman after it turned out that he had underpaid staff between 2011 and 2017 for an amount of $ 7.8 million

Earlier this month, the Fair Work Ombudsman found that the MAdE Establishment company of Calombaris had underpaid 515 restaurant staff in wages and superannuation.

When news came, the famous chef faced widespread demands from viewers to be dumped from MasterChef Australia.

Calombaris was fined $ 200,000 by the Fair Work Ombudsman after it appeared that between 2011 and 2017 he had underpaid staff for an amount of $ 7.8 million.

& # 39; I can absolutely tell you that I am not one of them (the substitutes) & # 39 ;: Despite being one of the most successful winners of the cooking show, Liaw said he had not been approached by Channel 10 at return to the program
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& # 39; I can absolutely tell you that I am not one of them (the substitutes) & # 39 ;: Despite being one of the most successful winners of the cooking show, Liaw said he had not been approached by Channel 10 at return to the program

& # 39; I can absolutely tell you that I am not one of them (the substitutes) & # 39 ;: Despite being one of the most successful winners of the cooking show, Liaw said he had not been approached by Channel 10 at return to the program

Trade unions and his own workers had called on Network Ten to dump the star – and the television station had not been frugal in reporting on the sins of Calombaris.

On the eve of the MasterChef 2019 season final last week, it was announced that Gary, Matt and George would be replaced in 2020 by a new panel of celebrities.

Reports have claimed that the trio chose to run away from the program after Channel 10 refused to give them a significant pay rise.

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In a statement – avoiding calling the Calandaris scandal – Ten & # 39; s CEO Paul Anderson claimed that the decision followed months after unsuccessful talks with the chiefs.

They are gone! On the eve of the MasterChef 2019 season final last week, it was announced that Gary, Matt and George would be replaced in 2020 by a new celebrity panel of judges

They are gone! On the eve of the MasterChef 2019 season final last week, it was announced that Gary, Matt and George would be replaced in 2020 by a new celebrity panel of judges

They are gone! On the eve of the MasterChef 2019 season final last week, it was announced that Gary, Matt and George would be replaced in 2020 by a new celebrity panel of judges

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