The Trade Union Royal Commission has exposed widespread criminal activity and corruption within the Australian union movement, as evidenced by this piece in The Age (and by God it must have hurt the editors at the Pravda on the Yarra to write this):
Police in three states are investigating the most senior leaders of the CFMEU for allegations ranging from receiving secret commissions to blackmail as a result of evidence gathered by investigators working alongside the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.
A Fairfax Media investigation can reveal the CFMEU’s national president and Labor factional boss Dave Hanna has quit the union as a major criminal investigation examines allegations that he took secret commissions.
Hanna, who until his resignation this month was also the CFMEU’s Queensland president and was previously a state ALP vice-president, is the subject of a joint state and federal police inquiry into allegations concerning kickbacks and the operations of a union fund.
Secret commissions? Blackmail? ‘Major criminal investigation’? Kickbacks? This is surely all wrong!
Bill Shorten and his mates on the Labor front bench (aided and abetted, as always, by the Lefty love-media) told us repeatedly that ‘Tony Abbott’s Royal Commission’ was nothing more than a cheap political witch-hunt, right? That it’s sole purpose is to settle some tawdry party political scores, right? Right, Bill? So how come Her Majesty’s constabulary seem to be very interested in some of the evidence that has been gleaned from the Commission’s witnesses?
Maybe the police are settling some scores as well! It’s all a conspiracy! Butler, fetch me my tin-foil hat at once!
No, the reality is far more prosaic: the union movement is rotten to the core, and Labor are covering for this blatant criminal conduct to protect their own selfish interests. Only Labor (and the Greens, no doubt) are opposing the clean-up of the union movement – something that would clearly benefit the workers and union members of this country.
I always thought Labor was supposed to be the party that supports the workers – obviously not, it’s actually the party that fleeces the workers, and lines its own pockets.