Freezing orders extended against former Katungul CEO

MR1112-39

The Federal Court in Sydney has today continued its freezing orders against former CEO of the Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Community and Medical Services (Katungul), Mr Damien Matcham.

Katungul operates medical centres in Narooma and Bega for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living on the south coast of New South Wales.

Freezing orders were obtained by the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Mr Anthony Beven, in January 2012 against Mr Matcham’s personal bank account and residential properties.

The matter is listed for further directions on Friday, 29 June 2012.

Background
The Registrar appointed a special administrator to Katungul on 12 December 2011 after an examination revealed poor corporate governance and weak financial management.

For more information please see the Registrar’s media releases of 25 January 2012 (ORIC MR1112-19) and 3 February 2012 (ORIC MR1112-21).

Media contact
Patricia Gibson
(02) 6146 4743
8 June 2012
Ref: ORIC MR1112-39