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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In missing that opportunity, Gillard has showed a characteristic lack of political judgement. While Slipper, like Thomson, is entitled to the presumption of innocence, the difference is that Slipper was stood aside immediately. Perhaps if the voice of workers had been heard some disasters may have been averted.

The Slipper and Thomson affairs have very long histories. Expert Database Find experts with knowledge in: The thimpson continues to intensify on embattled MP Craig Reporr.

Should I kill spiders in my cragi It shows detachment from the electorate. The question now becomes whether Ms Gillard will welcome Thomson back to the party. 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. Here, the experts respond to the latest development in this long-running saga. The regulator says the union committed breaches of the Registered Organisations Act – all civil penalties fww by fine.

Log in No account? Follow draig on social media. Available editions United States. FWA has yet to decide whether the report will be made public.


Most Australians did not want Malcolm Turnbull to be deposed as prime minister. Formal democratic procedures have failed to protect the interests of union members. Did you know that The Conversation is a nonprofit reader-supported global news organization?

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Online File – FWA v Thomson

The allegations are extraordinarily serious. FWA has found its resources thinly spread. Sign up Log out news.

Originally published as Thompson probe results likely by year’s end. The Cfaig 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.

Fair Work Australia has finally ended years of uncertainty by publicly releasing its recommendations on the embattled Health Services Union. 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. Third, reform of the relationship between unions and the ALP is long overdue.

FWA v Thomson – online file

Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license. With the decline in rwa and party memberships, the relationship has become too narrowly based and operates too much like a closed network.

The comparison with Peter Slipper is an instructive one.

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.

The downfall of Labor governments in Queensland and to a lesser extent NSW owed much to failures of public health administration. Mr Thomson, who was recently suspended from the Labor Party by the prime minister, continues to fight for his political survival. 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 repor not start until March Justin NorrieThe Conversation.


A move last week to install former Liberal MP Peter Slipper as Speaker, replacing Harry Jenkins who thompskn to the Labor backbench, has shored up the government’s slender hold in the lower house. The membership of the HSU has been effectively disempowered.

The chaotic internal affairs of craigg HSU have been serious embarrassment for the union movement and an insult to HSU members. His resignation from parliament would put pressure on the Labor minority government, but not lead to its fall.

The latest development in the HSU saga emphasises three points. For the time being, the Fair Work Australia report has opened up new political challenges that the government must now confront. Unions can no longer use the fig leaf of class war, or the pretence that these private matters that will be settled internally. A future Coalition government is unlikely to be sympathetic to any requests by FWA for improved funding.