CFMEU bosses to face ‘criminal action’ – will Shorten continue to attack Royal Commission?

Setka: criminal brief completed…

Setka: criminal brief completed…

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.


  1. Amr Marzouk says:

    Shocked, truly shocked!


  2. It’s all in the family ( i found this comment in another blog. i copied and pasted. I found it worrisome and thought it is good to inform more people about this incestuous affair and how this stacks against their perceived bias)
    Why does the Left media protect the left? Because the political commentators of the Left media are either intermingled or married to the left politicians. It’s a family thing and they protect their own. Greg Combet (Labor) partnered to Juanita Phillips (ABC)….Gai Brodtmann (Labor) married to Chris Uhlmann (ABC) David Feeney (Labor) married to Liberty Sanger (guest commentor on ABC)
    Barry Cassidy (ABC) former speech writer for Bob Hawke (Labor) from 1986-1991 Heather Ewart (ABC) married to Barry Cassidy (ABC) speech writer for Bob Hawke (Labor) from 1986-1991 Maxine McKew (ABC) married to Bob Hogg (former ALP national secretary) Maxine McKew (ABC) became Labor politician. Virginia Trioli (ABC) married to Russell Skelton (The Age) Mark Kenny (Fairfax) married to Virginia Haussegger (ABC) Christine Wallace (ABC & Fairfax) married to Michael Costello (former Chief of Staff to Labor’s Kim Beazley) Annabel Crabb (former Fairfax journalist now with the ABC) Tony Jones (ABC) married to Sarah Ferguson (ABC) Coincidentally Jones took over the Lateline role from Maxine McKew (from ABC presenter to Labor politician) David Penberthy (journalist) married to Kate Ellis (Labor) Paul Kelly (former Fairfax journalist) formerly married to Ros Kelly (Labor) Kerry O’Brien (ABC) former press secretary to Gough Whitlam. Mark Colvin (ABC) married to Michelle McKenzie (Leichhardt deputy-mayor and Greens Councillor) Denis Atkins (ABC Insiders regular) married to Melanie Christensen (ABC Canberra) Paul Barry (ABC) married to Lisa McGregor (ABC) The lamentable Mike Carlton (formerly Fairfax) and Morag Ramsay (ABC) Andrew Fraser (Fairfax) and Catriona Jackson (formerly Fairfax and Labor press secretary) And so the list goes on. Labor, Fairfax and the ABC are joined at the hip. Much like the relationship between Labor and the unions. Why do they protect Burke where they savage Bishop. They’re just looking after the family ! Wearing “I’ll ride with Burke” T-shirts.


  3. It is staggering that the Govt does so little to publicize the good work the TURC has done/is doing.


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