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Fair Work - Crook Deck: High Stakes Poker

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Garpal Gumnut, Apr 3, 2012.

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  1. Garpal Gumnut

    Garpal Gumnut

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    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.

    What a kerfuffle.

    gg
     
  2. drsmith

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    Re: Fair Work - Crook Deck : High Stakes Poker

    Be fair GG. :rolleyes:

    181 contraventions of the Workplace Relations Act over three years of investigation is approximately one every six days.

    On the other five days out of six, they must have smelt roses.
     
  3. Julia

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    Will the DPP take another three years to decide what to do?

    i.e. could Craig Thompson's actions all be forgotten if he - along with most of his colleagues - are swept from office at the next election?

    The DPP need to give this utmost priority and the Opposition needs to keep on about it while the government, no doubt, will seek to divert public attention elsewhere.
     
  4. MrBurns

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    As I understand it Thompson wont be charged with anything before the next election, what a great outcome for the Labor party:rolleyes:

    Fair Work Australia is rotton to the core, as is Craig Thompson and our PM I'm afraid.
     
  5. drsmith

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    Next election + 1 working day.

    That's how long it will take a Coalition government to call a royal commission.
     
  6. Garpal Gumnut

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    I would imagine that some FWA officers will themselves be investigated.

    My contacts in Media House and Bowen Hills tell me that the whole investigation is nigh well ready for press.

    gg
     
  7. drsmith

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    One way or another, we can only hope.
     
  8. Garpal Gumnut

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    Penny Wong on Lateline tonight blames Tony Abbott on ABC Lateline tonight for all this kerfuffle !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It seems like a long bow for Penny to draw.

    She seems willing to sit with Mr.Thomson, defending prosecutorial independence.

    gg
     
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    The basic question is, who does the Labor Party represent?
    Craig Thompson or the Australian people.

    Considering that if Craig makes it to an election, he will retire on full benefits.
    If the next election is a win to the Coalition, then it will be interesting to see how many Labor MP's continue as opposition, or "do a Anna."

    If the PM is to base her campaign on "trust", how will she dissociate herself from the Thompson affair, prior to the campaign.?

    Surely this fiasco has to be truly wrapped up prior to the election campaign.

    If he is innocent of any misappropriation, then that would solve the problem!

    As for the PM at the next election:::
    Gillard $1.33, Shorten $5, Smith $5.50.

    joea
     
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    Market prices from sports bet. Sorry about that.
    joea
     
  11. MrBurns

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    FWA is corrupt, Thompson is corrupt Gillard supports them all she is corrupt, Wong is an apologist for corruption aiding and abetting the corrupt people and practices, the people are getting angrier and angrier.

    Before this is over the people might take this to the streets , I'll join them
     
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    Don't do that Burnsie, too many guns and druggies on the street, you might get hurt

    :cool:
     
  13. MrBurns

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    Yes they might:cool:
     
  14. Calliope

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    FWA is certainly corrupt. It was set up by the Labor government to protect unions and union officials. Thomson is one of their own. If it found Thomson was corrupt it would be betraying its charter.
     
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    Apart from all the debt and stuff ups to fix the Libs have a lot of work to do when they get in I don't envy them at all.
     
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    Apparently he has already been tried and hanged by the media?

    I'm sick of the lot of them. It will be an exercise in replacing one lot of self serving socialists with a bunch of self serving capitalists! The only thing worse than seeing Gillard on the TV every night is knowing that we have to endure Abbots mug every night for the next 5 years! There will be a honeymoon period before the knives come out for Abbot too......after he makes 1 gaff too many from foot in mouth disease.

    I mean what choice do we have? The greens will get wiped out too thank goodness....

    Then again, our fortunes are tied to the biggest Labor party in the world - China - so it won't matter who wins in the end. We are stuffed any which way!

    I can just hear Swanny crying now.......so much for the surplus......

    Australia posted a trade deficit of 480 million Australian dollars ($493 million) in February, as exports fell a seasonally adjusted 2% from January and imports dropped 4%, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Wednesday. The print came as a surprise to the markets, with a Dow Jones Newswires survey of economists having tipped a A$1.1 billion trade surplus.
     
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    Everyones seen the credit card receipts for brothels with his signature on them.
     
  18. Calliope

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    FWA is stacked with his mates. Some of them have probably been the recipients of Thomson's largesse of his union funded free visits to the brothels.

    I would be interested to know if Windsor and Oakeshotte have confidence in Thomson.
     
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    It's infuriating that we pay the wages of these people who's only function is to cover their own backsides, I would very much doubt they would be of any use as a public servant which is what they're paid for.
     
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    Now that is funny.
     
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