Posted April 18, 2019 14:30:00 A remote administrative associate at a Melbourne hotel has been charged with using a false work visa application to hire a remote administrative manager.

A man who lives in the same Melbourne street as the man has been accused of trying to hire an administrative assistant who could manage the room in which he lives.

Police allege the man, aged in his 40s, was using the false work application to apply for a work visa for a remote management assistant.

It’s alleged he rented the room from the hotel to a manager and the assistant was hired on a fixed term basis.

The man has not been charged.

Mr Murch was not in court when a hearing was held at the Melbourne Magistrates Court.

His barrister said the man was an administrator who worked in a local office, was contracted to manage the rooms and did not have a remote role.

“He did not live in the premises,” he said.

When contacted by the ABC, Mr Murch said he was a remote administrator and was employed by a local management company, which did not operate a remote location.

He said the company did not hire the assistant, which he said was standard practice in remote management.

‘I’m sorry it’s come to this’Mr Mosh said he did not know the name of the manager who rented the hotel room.

After the hearing, he said he wanted to apologise for the matter and was taking steps to ensure the man’s identity was not made public.

“I’m not going to say it’s a bad thing to be doing, but I’m sorry this has come to the attention of the media,” he told the ABC.

“This has not come from a good place.”

He said he had not had contact with the man since the incident, but was not trying to get him to give him money.

“There’s no need for me to say I’m not sorry, I’m just not in the right place,” he added.

Assistant Public Prosecutor David Henson said the manager was not aware of the man renting the hotel.

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