CaxtonWeb moves to liquidate printer caught in political scandal

CaxtonWeb filed a winding-up application against Communigraphix on 26 March. CaxtonWeb claims it is owed money by Communigraphix for Health Services Union newsletters it produced on behalf of the Sydney print firm.

Communigraphix became connected with embattled politician Craig Thomson when he was accused of financial impropriety during his time as head of the union from 2002-07.

It subsequently emerged that the union paid Communigraphix $2.4 million for newsletter printing between March 2007 and September 2011. A union report investigated whether some of these payments were funnelled back to senior union figures. The report found no evidence of wrongdoing by Communigraphix.

It is unclear how much money CaxtonWeb claims to be owed by Communigraphix. CaxtonWeb managing director Mike Shannon declined to comment.

Communigraphix could not be reached for comment.

A first directions hearing will be held in the New South Wales Supreme Court on 10 May. It will take place before a registrar and is scheduled to last five minutes.

A court spokesperson told ProPrint that the case would almost certainly be adjourned and that the parties would be given dates for documents to be filed.

CaxtonWeb is owned by Blue Star.

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