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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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His resignation rhompson parliament would put pressure on the Labor minority government, but not lead to its fall. While Slipper, like Thomson, is entitled to the presumption of innocence, the difference is that Slipper was stood aside immediately.

The Slipper and Thomson affairs have very long histories. Formal democratic procedures have failed to protect the interests of union members.

Log in No account? Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license. In the s high union membership and more generous union entry rights to workplaces meant that the industrial regulator played little role in the direct enforcement of industrial awards. Unions can no longer use the fig leaf of class war, or the pretence that these private matters that will be settled internally. First, unions need to have processes that are far more transparent and accountable.

Thomson is on the cross-benches and he has promised to support the Labor Party. For the time being, the Fair Work Australia report has opened up new political challenges that the government must now confront. Did you know that The Conversation is a nonprofit reader-supported global news organization?

The lengthy time that FWA has taken to complete its investigations into the HSU has seriously weakened the political position of the organisation. A future Coalition government is unlikely to be sympathetic to any requests by FWA for improved funding. Follow us on social media. Sign up Log out news. The membership of the HSU has been effectively disempowered. 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.


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. A spokeswoman told AAP on Tuesday that this remained the case. Become a Friend today. With the decline in union and party memberships, the relationship has become too narrowly based and operates too much like a closed network.

FWA urges civil suit against Thomson: experts respond

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 thompxon criminal proceedings. Write an article and join a growing community of more than 77, academics and researchers from 2, institutions.

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In missing that opportunity, Gillard has showed a characteristic lack of political judgement. The pressure continues to intensify on embattled MP Craig Thomson. The chaotic internal affairs of the HSU have been serious rwa for the union movement and an insult to HSU members. It shows detachment from the electorate.

Online File – FWA v Thomson

eeport A move last week to install former Liberal MP Peter Slipper as Speaker, replacing Harry Jenkins who moved to the Labor backbench, has cragi up the government’s slender hold in the lower house. It took Thomson some time to stand aside from the parliamentary position he held early on in the term – the chair of a parliamentary committee.


The allegations are extraordinarily serious. If criminal charges were brought, the fact that Gillard did not acted sooner could be that much more serious politically. Available editions United States.

Craig Thompson probe results likely by year’s end

AAP November 29, 5: FWA has found its resources thinly spread. The comparison with Peter Repirt is an instructive one. He has denied any wrongdoing. Reporf I kill spiders in my home? But it is known the investigation is not only looking at union documents and evidence but allegations made in various media reports.

Most Australians did thmpson want Malcolm Turnbull to be deposed as prime minister. Third, reform of the relationship between unions and the ALP is long overdue.

The downfall of Labor governments in Queensland and to a lesser extent NSW owed much to failures of public health administration. A more 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.

FWA has yet to decide whether the report will be made public. Originally published as Craib probe results likely by year’s end. The latest development in the HSU saga emphasises three points. The question now becomes whether Ms Gillard will welcome Thomson back to the thomspon. Furthermore, if he was to be taken back in the midst of continuing allegations, the government would be opening itself to further questions about whether it can make sound political judgement.