1st claim of Paul Howes - no members money lost in the AWU scandal - the redundancies cheques certainly were
These are the cheques that are referred to in Hedley's piece today in The Australian.
They were rushed down to Melbourne and Bruce et al were on their way.
Hedley Thomas is doing a superb job in reporting on the contemporaneous diary entries made by Ian Cambridge.
The amount of work in finding people, interviewing them and then compiling his reports in such a way that the legal people haven't baulked is mind-boggling.
Here are the cheques paid to Bruce Wilson, Ralph Blewitt and other members of Wilson's National Construction Branch when he was sprung for fraud in Melbourne in August of 1995.
And finally a very bad copy of a cheque to Mr Barnes.
So that money was paid out. Was it right that Wilson in particular received that money, that he was allowed to walk away with extra money after his frauds (IE the Melbourne only AWU Members Welfare Association Account) was discovered?
Paul Howes, how do you explain the observation I make that none of that money was ever recovered?
Bill Ludwig discontinued the action against them. What does Wilson have on Ludwig? Why did your union not get its money back? What have you got to hide?
Where are the AWU members now? Why have you let this slide?