The most recent moves in the Health Services Union criminality saga, could lead to a Federal MP facing criminal charges.
It appears bizarre that an investigation of a union's finances could take three years.
Given that both the NSW and Victoria Police Services have requested information with a view to prosecution, it is interesting that FWA have now asked the Commonwealth DPP to prosecute the matter.
Given due process this will delay matters further.
An ALP member of the Federal House of Representatives remains hostage to accusations of misuse of union funds, yet FWA seem reticent to expedite the proper investigation of possible poor management of workers' funds.
This obscenity of poor governance remains unresolved by the very body set up to protect workers from the excesses of employers and unions.
From The Australian.
Tony Abbott has an interesting comment on this affair.THE industrial umpire has referred its investigation into the Health Services Union and its former secretary, Labor MP Craig Thomson, to Commonwealth prosecutors "in relation to possible criminal offences".
Fair Work Australia said it had indentified 181 contraventions of the Workplace Relations Act and HSU rules, including by at least three former or current officials of the union.
What a kerfuffle."Fair Work Australia has now concluded its three-year investigation in to the National Office of the Health Services Union.
"Fair Work Australia must immediately release the full report detailing the findings of its investigation.
"The Australian public have a right to know if a Member of the House of Representatives has been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
"If the full report is not released immediately, it will further increase community suspicion that Fair Work Australia is working to protect the Gillard Government.
"The Prime Minister must state if she continues to have full confidence in Mr Thomson and must answer whether Mr Thomson is now the subject of a reference to the Director of Public Prosecutions."