Oz energy firm sacks CEO for racist, sexist remarks

   Apr 6, 4:33 pm

Melbourne, Apr 6 (ANI): One of Australia's largest energy broking firms has been forced to sack co-founder and CEO Ben Polis after he posted racist and sexist comments on his personal Facebook page against Aborigines, Asians and women, including Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

The firm lost some of its biggest clients as a result of the media storm, with one major energy company terminating its relationship with EnergyWatch and another suspending its contract, the Herald Sun reports.

Professional sporting teams also tore up sponsorship deals with EnergyWatch, with AFL club Melbourne Demons terminating its two million dollar a year agreement.

Polis had posted racist remarks about Liam Jurrah, an Aborigine and one of the Demons' star players. The club called Polis' comments "disgraceful and abhorrent."

Soccer club Melbourne Victory and rugby union side Melbourne Rebels also dumped EnergyWatch as a sponsor.

Gillard described Polis' comments as "nasty" and "disappointing", The Courier Mail reports. (ANI)

Castro warns won't change communist system despite U.S.-Cuba thaw Dec 21, 4:13 pm
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Cuban President Raul Castro has said that he is ready to discuss U.S.' move to normalise bilateral relations but warned that the communist system would not be changed in the country.
Full Story
Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' shot dead by French police Dec 21, 4:13 pm
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Police in central France have shot dead a man who was shouting "God is great" in Arabic while trying to attack them with a knife, said reports.
Full Story
Scotland's top prosecutor reaffirms Megrahi guilty in Lockerbie bombing case Dec 21, 4:13 pm
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Scotland's top prosecutor has reiterated his belief that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is guilty of killing of 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing wherein the Pan Am flight exploded in the south of Scotland on 21st December in 1988.
Full Story
Raul Castro hails Obama's 'new chapter', reaffirms 'communist rule' in Cuba Dec 21, 4:13 pm
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Cuban President Raul Castro has praise the US President Barack Obama for "a new chapter," but reaffirmed that restored relations with the United States did not mean the end of Communist rule in Cuba.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY