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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Craig Thompson probe results likely by year’s end

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 future Coalition government is unlikely to be sympathetic to any requests by FWA for improved funding. The chaotic internal affairs of the HSU have been serious embarrassment for the union movement and an insult to HSU members.

Here, the experts respond to the latest development in this long-running saga. The membership of the HSU has been effectively disempowered. It took Thomson some time to stand aside from the parliamentary position he held early on in the term – the thompon of a parliamentary committee. Formal democratic procedures have craog to protect the interests of union members.

If criminal charges were brought, the fact that Gillard did not acted sooner could be that much more serious politically. FWA has found its resources thinly spread.

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 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.


While Slipper, like Thomson, is entitled to the presumption of innocence, the difference is that Slipper was stood aside immediately.

Unions can no longer use the fig leaf of class war, or the pretence that these private matters that will be settled internally. Fair Work Australia has finally craib years of uncertainty by publicly releasing its recommendations on the embattled Health Services Union.

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.

The comparison with Peter Slipper is an instructive one. For the time being, the Fair Work Australia report has opened up new political challenges that the government must now confront. Expert Database Find experts with knowledge in: Did you know that The Conversation is a nonprofit reader-supported global news organization?

Mr Thomson, who was recently suspended from the Labor Party by the prime minister, continues to fight for his political survival. A spokeswoman told AAP on Tuesday that this remained the case. AAP November 29, 5: Become a Friend today.

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Craig Thompson probe results likely by year’s end

Thomson is on the replrt and he has promised to support the Labor Party. Available editions United States. Should I kill spiders in my home? Not just a one-off, but continuous poor judgement. First, unions need to have processes that are far more transparent and accountable. With the decline in union and party memberships, the relationship has become too narrowly based and operates too much like a closed network. 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.


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The downfall of Labor governments in Queensland and to a lesser extent NSW owed much to failures of public health administration. Originally published as Thompson probe results likely by year’s end. It shows detachment from the electorate. Perhaps gwa the voice of workers had been heard some disasters may have been averted. The latest development in the HSU saga emphasises three points.

His resignation from parliament would put pressure on the Labor minority government, but not lead to its fall.

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Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license. 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.

The allegations are tyompson serious.