A man argued that he should be able to opt out of the Queensland legal system.
A man argued that he should be able to opt out of the Queensland legal system. ©istockphoto/DNY59

Former college head in court

SACKED Lakeside Christian College founding principal Lyn Mazey made a brief appearance before Lismore Local Court yesterday on a series of charges alleging he dishonestly caused a financial loss to the Commonwealth - the Department of Education.

Mazey, 60, from Elanora on the Gold Coast, left the college under a cloud in late 2007 and was subsequently charged with Commonwealth and State offences relating to his role at the school between 2004 and 2007.

Mazey, who has entered no formal pleas, is accused of causing a financial loss to the Department of Education, Science and Training, now known as Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, by intentionally overstating the primary student enrolment numbers attending Lakeside Christian College at Tweed Heads, resulting in overpayments of Australian Government General Recurrent Grants.

The charges relate to August 2004-November 2005; August 2005-November 2006; August 2006-November 2007; and August 2007-November 2008.



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