Welcome to the world of Craig Thomson: a parallel universe in Real World The FWA report states on December 13, , Thomson was. A FAIR Work Australia (FWA) probe into Labor MP Craig Thomson’s led by FWA director Terry Nassios – were on track to report to the FWA. Evidence obtained from the FWA interview with Mr Thomson. Union, Craig Thomson, National Secretary, Level 2 Victoria Street.
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Perhaps if the voice of workers had been heard some disasters may have been averted. The membership of the HSU has been effectively disempowered. Become a Friend today. The latest development in the HSU saga emphasises three points.
Craig Thompson probe results likely by year’s end
The Slipper and Thomson affairs have very long histories. Follow us on social media. Here, the experts respond to the latest development in this long-running saga. Author Justin Norrie Editor.
First, cragi need to have processes that are far more transparent and accountable. FWA has found its resources thinly spread. The regulator says the union committed breaches of the Registered Organisations Act – all civil penalties punishable by fine.
The investigations are continuing,” the spokeswoman said. Second, the FWA needs to have better powers of investigation and prosecution in respect to unions and business organisations similar to those that operate in respect of ASIC and companies. Officials have evaded questions put forward in the Senate estimates hearing seeking details of the probe, citing the risk of prejudice to the investigation or future civil or criminal proceedings.
Originally published as Thompson probe results likely by year’s end. Mr Thomson, who was recently suspended from the Labor Party by the prime minister, continues to fight for his political survival.
Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license. For the time being, the Fair Work Australia report has opened up new political challenges that the government must now confront. Formal democratic procedures have failed to protect the interests of union members. The comparison with Peter Slipper is an instructive one.
It shows detachment from the electorate. A reoprt open relationship is required, one that is more inclusive of a broader range of representative, community based organisations, is the long-term lesson of the HSU fiasco.
If criminal charges were brought, the fact that Gillard did not acted sooner could be that much more serious politically. But it is known the investigation is not only looking at union documents and evidence but allegations made in various media reports. A future Coalition government is unlikely to be sympathetic to any requests by FWA for improved funding.
Sign up Log out news. Should I kill spiders in my home? Write an article and join a growing community of more than 77, academics and researchers from 2, institutions. The industrial watchdog has been looking at the allegations relating to Mr Thomson’s time as the Health Services Union HSU national secretary since Aprilbut a formal investigation did not start until March AAP November 29, 5: The lengthy time that FWA has taken to complete its investigations into the HSU has seriously weakened the political position of the organisation.
The HSU is affiliated to the Labor Party but there is little evidence the union has ever acted as a means for ordinary workers in the health sector to influence the policies of Labor governments.
FWA v Thomson – online file
The pressure continues to intensify on embattled MP Craig Thomson. FWA has yet to decide whether the report will be made public. The chaotic internal affairs of the HSU have been serious embarrassment for the union movement and an insult to HSU members. A spokeswoman told Reporg on Tuesday that this remained the case.