Following a wages scandal which saw him underpay staff almost $8 million, celebrity chef George Calombaris has been dumped from Tourism WA’s advertising campaigns. Calombaris led a campaign promoting WA running alongside a WA-themed MasterChef week which aired earlier this season. The ads, which have been pulled across TV and digital mediums, were set to run until September. On the furore, state tourism minister Paul Papalia commented: “People should pay their employees what they’re owed… [it’s] really disappointing.”
Well, you’d hope so!