Empire crushes rebellion

REBEL Empire Oil & Gas shareholder and former CEO Kent Quinlan failed in a bid to win board seats for himself and his partners, but the trio recorded strong shareholder protest that resulted in a first strike on the remuneration report.

Quinlan managed to rally only 18% of votes to support his move on the board, less than compatriots Dr John Brough and Peter Griffiths on around 27%, a worse performance than his attempt last year.