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C8 Group is a supply chain management company that provides solutions for 3PL, 4PL, international forwarding, domestic transportation, project logistics, and more.

C8 Group Headquarter Location

Unit 8C 443 West Botany Street

Rockdale, New South Wales, 2216,


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Paul Osborne on banned directors list

Sep 3, 2018

Very large text size Former rugby league boss and maverick politician Paul Osborne is on the disqualified directors list after a failed venture with an associate connected to the company behind one of Australia's largest fraud scandals. Mr Osborne won a premiership with the Canberra Raiders in 1994, spent six years as an independent in the ACT Legislative Assembly, and was the chief executive of the Parramatta Eels rugby league club between 2009 and 2011. Paul Osborne, pictured in 2009. Photo: Jon Reid In 2013 Mr Osborne became a director of the C8 Group, a logistics company run by Sydney businessman Laurie Macolino. The same year Mr Macolino, also known as Lorenzo, signed an enforceable undertaking with Australia’s superannuation watchdog in relation to the $176 million collapse of Trio Capital. There is no connection between Mr Osborne and Trio Capital, and the failure of the C8 Group is not related to the Trio Capital saga. Advertisement Thirteen months after Mr Osborne joined C8, the company went into liquidation with an estimated $5 million in advised debts. Fairfax Media could not reach Mr Macolino for comment, while Mr Osborne declined to comment. Among the creditors were the National Australia Bank, with a claim of $2.4 million, and Qantas, with $149,000 in claimed debts. In a press release from its worldwide press office in June 2013, the British Broadcasting Corporation touted its business partnership with Mr Macolino and the C8 Group. “We’re excited to be partnering with the BBC to launch their first dedicated e-commerce website for Doctor Who,” Mr Macolino said in the BBC press release. “Offering free delivery to customers in Australia and the quickest delivery service we can, orders will be dispatched on the same day if placed before 1pm and customers have the option of upgrading to a Time Lord Express service.” Both Mr Macolino and Mr Osborne were placed on ASIC’s list of disqualified directors following the winding-up of the C8 Group and connected subsidiaries such as C8 Fulfil and C8 Elogistics. An ASIC spokesman said the disqualifications related to section 206 of the Corporations Act, which allowed officers to be disqualified from managing a corporation if they have been involved with two or companies placed into liquidation. Mr Macolino was disqualified for 18 months beginning in November 2016, while Mr Osborne was disqualified for 18 months in August 2017. Mr Osborne’s disqualification expires in February 2019 while Mr Macolino’s disqualification expired in May this year. Following his retirement from rugby league, Mr Osborne ran as an independent for the ACT Legislative Assembly on a socially conservative platform. He was a member for Brindabella between 1995 and 2001, and in 1998 two other candidates ran for the assembly under the banner of the Osborne Independents Group. After his stint in local politics, Mr Osborne was the chief executive of the Parramatta Eels, one of professional rugby league’s largest clubs, between 2009 and 2011. From November 2003 to December 2004 Mr Macolino (but not Mr Osborne) was a non-executive director of superannuation fund manager Trio Capital. Trio collapsed in 2009 owing $176 million to thousands of investors, with a joint parliamentary inquiry dubbing the scandal the largest superannuation fraud in Australian history. In 2013 Mr Macolino signed an enforceable undertaking with the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority, agreeing to stay away from the superannuation industry for a period of eight years. “Mr Macolino accepts that he should have acted differently in relation to the matters the subject of APRA’s and regrets the consequences which arose from those matters,” Mr Macolino’s signed agreement read. “Mr Macolino also regrets the losses caused to members of the superannuation entities…from the failure of investments in the related parties.” A total of 13 Trio directors gave similar enforceable undertakings to the authority, while former Trio fund manager Shawn Richard was jailed for two years in 2015 for his role in the scandal.

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