shutterstock_124029454A recently-formed LGBTI publishing company has taken over the print publications of a predecessor that was wound up by the Australian Tax Office (ATO).

Evo Media, publisher of LGBTI magazines SX, Melbourne Community Voice and Queensland Pride, began operating in April shortly before the previous publisher, Evolution Publishing, was put into liquidation in May owing over $400,000 to the ATO and $250,000 to a printer.

Former Evolution Publishing general manager Dean Bell registered Evo Media as a company in February and now serves as its company director.

In March officials from the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance wrote to Evolution following allegations from former staff about unpaid superannuation.

At the time Evolution company director Mark Anthony wrote that “Evolution Publishing acknowledges that there are outstanding superannuation contributions and has notified the Australian Taxation Office accordingly”.

“Evolution Publishing has reconciled these entitlements and is now undertaking to settle all outstanding superannuation contributions to former and current employees. Evolution Publishing is now putting systems in place to ensure it fulfils its future superannuation payments on a timely basis,” Anthony said.


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