Simone Holzapfel and her husband Matt Robinson. One of the first witnesses called today, Simone Holzapfel, who worked for Mr Abbott until 2003 and worked on the 2008 campaign of Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate, said she — through her Shac Communications agency — had helped several candidates at last year’s council election. A CURRUMBIN unit linked to prominent lobbyist Simone Holzapfel and her husband Matt Robinson was passed in at auction during the weekend. It was previously owned by former Titans coast John Cartwright. Lobbyist Simone Holzapfel leaves an April 2017 hearing into the behaviour of local government candidates at the 2016 elections.Credit:AAP/Dan Peled. It was sharing office space at Mariners Cove, owned by Sunland, with her husband Matt Robinson’s development company Robinson Prospect, which was deregistered by ASIC on July 8. The company has employed Gold Coast Collections to recover the alleged debt. The two-bedroom residence, owned by Mr Robinson, was listed for sale by a mortgagee. A crowd of about 25 gathered at the Pacific Pde address on Saturday before bidding kicked off at $600,000. You can find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out This is also known as Online Behavioural Advertising. It scaled down its operations this year, moving from larger premises at Bundall and losing the bulk of its staff. Ms Holzapfel, who also has worked as an adviser to Mr Tate, refused to comment when contacted on Tuesday. Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. AUSTRALIA’S corporate watchdog has deregistered the development company run by prominent political lobbyist Simone Holzapfel and her husband Matthew Robinson. Robinson Prospect, which shared an office at Mariners Cove with Ms Holzapfel’s PR firm Shac Communications, was developing the Huonbrook Estate project at Terranora near Tweed Heads. Ms Holzapfel has previously blamed the Gold Coast Bulletin, which has reported on her financial difficulties since June, for her troubles. It is unknown whether the company has other creditors and Ms Holzapfel did not return calls yesterday. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. Liquidator Brad Hellen of Pilot Partners has been appointed to Shac Communications, which owed $129,277 in outstanding business tax and interest, court documents show. Opt Out of personalisation. Picture: Jerad Williams. Personalised advertising: We show you more relevant advertising based on your activity. The former lobbyist was also involved in campaigning for the new Tweed Hospital to be built at Bob Ell’s $5 billion Kings Forest development, creating a website for the campaign and driving journalists around the development site on behalf of Mr Ell. Lobbyist Simone Holzapfel leaves an April 2017 hearing into the behaviour of local government candidates at the 2016 elections. More than 18 months later, a supplier for the June wedding is still fighting to be paid. Sorry we couldn't find a match for that, please try again, Health spa declared crime scene after suspicious fire, Revealed: Coast’s disgraced real estate agents, Woman accused of stabbing teens is a nurse, mum of seven, ‘Blown away’: Fake tan lover’s stunning success. Invalid postcode. The company run by Ms Holzapfel, whose clients have included casino proponents ASF Group, Rheem, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and six candidates in the Gold Coast City Council elections, has been struggling for much of the year. A spokesman for AVideas, described as a decorative lighting, design installation and event hire company, declined to comment on the legal proceedings. The court found Shac was insolvent after sole director Simone Holzapfel was given 21 days from May to pay its tax bill, but had not done so. Disclaimer: The information published in this section is of a general nature only and does not consider your personal objectives, financial situation or particular needs. here. She denied any knowledge of the money owed or the legal action, before declining to comment. Where indicated, third parties have written and supplied the content and we are not responsible for it. NOMINATE HERE FOR GOLD COAST WOMEN OF THE YEAR. Multi-Millionaires’ Row mansion listed for a cool $16.5m, Waitlist to buy or rent as Tweed Coast prices surge. GET FULL DIGITAL ACCESS FOR 50C A DAY Ms Holzapfel was called as a witness at a Crime and Corruption Commission hearing last year for her involvement in the elections, however, there is no suggestion she engaged in any criminal or corrupt conduct. Guests were invited to stay in hired "glamping" tents for the weekend nuptials, which included celebrations at three separate locations across the property. realestate.com.au is owned and operated by ASX-listed REA Group Ltd (REA:ASX) © REA Group Ltd. Australia's biggest share accommodation site. The current iteration of Ms Holzapfel’s company, Shac Communications, was created with her as sole director and shareholder in 2012. Tiny tot shows off his Hamptons-inspired family beach pad, Records fall as demand for Gold Coast real estate surges, Gold Coast link behind Kenny Habul’s Mount Panorama buy, Entertain, work and play in this Isle of Capri forever home, Best suburbs to invest in for a sea or tree change. We do not recommend sponsored lenders or loan products and we cannot introduce you to sponsored lenders. A CURRUMBIN unit linked to prominent lobbyist Simone Holzapfel and her husband Matt Robinson was passed in at auction during the weekend. Court documents show the ATO started chasing the overdue tax from Shac in May. We strongly recommend that you obtain independent advice before you act on the content. A property at Currumbin linked to prominent lobbyist Simone Holzapfel and her husband Matt Robinson was passed in over the weekend. Court documents reveal she and her husband took out a $1.75 million loan against their home and put it towards a $1.2 million debt to billionaire Mr Ell. Lobbyist Simone Holzapfel leaves an April 2017 hearing into the behaviour of … All up 10 bids were placed before the property was passed in at $820,000 by auctioneer Colin Banks. The company run by Ms Holzapfel, whose clients have included casino proponents ASF Group, Rheem, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and six candidates in the Gold Coast City Council elections, has been struggling for much of the year. A Liberal lobbyist and ex-adviser to former prime minister Tony Abbott is being pursued through the courts for allegedly failing to pay for part of her lavish two-day wedding in 2017. Her prominent clients have included casino proponents ASF Group, Sunland, Rheem, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and six candidates in the Gold Coast City Council elections. Former Abbott adviser hunted over wedding debt. We make no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the information, nor do we accept any liability or responsibility arising in any way from omissions or errors contained in the content. Court documents show the former political strategist paid a $2000 deposit to AVideas to set up lighting for the affair at the 126ha property on the Mount Lindesay Highway. The former shared office of Shac Communications and development Robinson Prospect at Mariners Cove. AVideas is seeking an enforcement hearing summons to be served on Ms Holzapfel, who has not responded. Simone Holzapfel worked for Mr Abbott as a media adviser during the Howard government years before returning to the Gold Coast as head of Shac Communications. Simone Holzapfel worked for Mr Abbott as a media adviser during the Howard government years before returning to the Gold Coast as head of Shac Communications. The company has also been removed from the NSW, Queensland and Australian Government lobbyist registers. It previously failed in 2013, after its name had been changed from Shac to Coolabird, collapsing with debts of $437,000, including $338,812 to the Australian Taxation Office. In mid-2013, while her company was failing and she was working in Mayor Tom Tate’s office, Ms Holzapfel donated $114,000 in 12 payments to Fadden MP Stuart Robert’s “Fadden Forum’’ ahead of the federal election. Prefer us not to? THE PR and lobbying firm at the centre of the contentious 2016 Gold Coast City Council elections has been wound up by a court and placed under external administration over unpaid tax. More from news Gold Coast link behind Kenny Habul’s Mount Panorama buy Wedding company AVideas has launched court proceedings against Ms Holzapfel and Shac Communications over an outstanding debt of $2255.20. The documents reveal debt collectors tried to serve Ms Holzapfel on seven separate occasions only to be unable to gain access to the padlocked property. She married Matthew Karl Robinson on their property at Gleneagle, about an hour's drive west of the Gold Coast, with guests including Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate, city planning boss Cameron Caldwell and director of casino developer ASF, Louis Chen, according to reports in the Gold Coast Bulletin. As revealed in Saturday’s Gold Coast Bulletin, several companies linked to Simone Holzapfel, and her husband Matthew Robinson, are suffering financial difficulties, affecting a multimillion-dollar housing development and leaving their directors scrambling to clear debts on the Gold Coast. Shac consulted for six Gold Coast council candidates for the 2016 election, including Mr Robert’s former staffers Felicity Stevenson and Kristyn Boulton, whose campaigns each received $30,000 donations from the Fadden Forum. CoreLogic records show Mr Robinson paid $970,000 for the beachfront unit.