Wayne Wetherall of Kokoda Spirit loses appeal over claims he spat on his female employee during outbursts.

Lynette Kelly claimed during her time with Kokoda Spirit her boss, Wayne Wetherall, had stood over her and yelled at her to “the point he was spitting on her”, refused her access to paid leave without reasonable basis, and frequently had angry outbursts of aggressive behaviour, which caused her enormous stress and anxiety. Kelly also alleged she had been exposed to explicit pornographic messages and images authored by, and featuring Wetherall, which were linked to the Kokoda Spirit Facebook page.

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‘Kokoda Spirit’ – an Oxymoron!

The four words etched in granite on the Isurava Memorial – courage, mateship, sacrifice and endurance – were selected to represent the values of our soldiers who fought in the Kokoda campaign.

The memorial was officially opened by PNG Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare and Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, on the 60th anniversary of the battle for Isurava in 2002. The event stirred a dormant interest in our wartime heritage as Australians from all walks of life were inspired to trek in the footsteps of our diggers.

Until this time only a handful of trek operators specialising in the wartime history of the Kokoda campaign led groups across the Kokoda Trail.

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