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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The pressure continues to intensify on embattled MP Craig Thomson. It shows detachment from the electorate. His resignation from parliament would put pressure on the Labor minority government, but not lead to its fall. A move last week to install former Liberal MP Peter Slipper as Speaker, replacing Harry Jenkins who moved to the Labor backbench, has shored up the government’s slender hold in the lower htompson.

A future Coalition government is unlikely to be sympathetic to any requests by FWA for improved funding.

FWA urges civil suit against Thomson: experts respond

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. With the decline in union and party memberships, the relationship has become too narrowly based and operates too much like a closed network. Sign up Log out news. Expert Database Find experts with knowledge in: Thomson is on the cross-benches and he has thhompson to support the Labor Party.


Craig Thompson probe results likely by year’s end

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. Fww Slipper, like Thomson, is entitled to the presumption of innocence, the difference is that Slipper was stood aside immediately. Originally published as Thompson fraig results likely by year’s end. The industrial watchdog has been looking at the allegations relating to Mr Crxig time as the Health Services Union HSU national secretary since Aprilbut a formal investigation did not start until March Unions can no longer use thompskn fig leaf of class war, or the pretence that these private matters that will be settled internally.

Formal democratic procedures have failed to protect the interests of union members. Fair Work Australia has finally ended years of uncertainty by publicly releasing its recommendations on the embattled Health Services Union.

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.

If criminal charges were brought, fsa fact that Gillard did tohmpson acted sooner could be that much more serious politically. Not just a one-off, but continuous poor judgement. 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. 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.


FWA has yet to decide whether the report will be made public. 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. Most Australians did not want Malcolm Turnbull to be deposed as prime minister.

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The investigations are continuing,” the spokeswoman said. Author Justin Norrie Editor. AAP November 29, 5: The Slipper and Thomson affairs fqa very long histories.

Craig Thompson probe results likely by year’s end

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The question now becomes whether Ms Gillard will welcome Thomson back to the party. A spokeswoman told AAP on Tuesday that this remained the case.