Athina Alex is in the witness box.
Athina Alex is George Alex's sister.
She was asked if she'd ever been a director of a proprietary limited company in Australia - she said yes.
Asked to list them, Ms Alex said she couldn't, she asked for a print out from ASIC. Ms McNaughton pressed her question asking Ms Alex to name the companies she'd been a director of in her own words.
Ms Alex had to be prompted, she agreed that Joe Antoun had asked her to be a director of one of he Active companies. She said her brother George had asked her to be a director of a company.
Ms Alex states that she didn't ask any questions of either Joe or George as to what her responsibilities would be - she didn't ask any questions at all.
She'd signed cheques "when Joe asked me to sign a cheque I would". She was shown a cheque made out to the CFMEU for $5,000 - the CFMEU was then crossed out and replaced with the word cash.
Mr Alex recalls cashing cheques - she can't recall whether she cashed the CFMEU cheque in question.
Ms Alex states that she is and was a full time carer for her son who suffers a significant illness. She was therefore unable to do any work in the companies in which she was a director - occasionally she'd attend the office.
On one occasion Ms Alex provided a director's guarantee or similar to a Joe Antoun company that was put into voluntary administration - she took out a personal loan of $140,000 to satisfy the ATO.
Ms Alex was asked if she was a director of Silver Pinball Pty Ltd. Ms Alex was shown the transcript of an intercepted telephone call between herself and George Alex regarding what appears to be a creditor to the Silver Pinball company, Mr Alex said, "Do you think Westfield is going to pay tonight?"
Ms Alex referred to a "Darren" in the phone call - she agrees that it was either Darren Greenfield or Darren Glover. She states that she had met Darren Greenfield but she didn't know his surname until this week.
Ms Alex is very sure that she was never involved in paying any money to Darren Greenfield.
Ms Alex states that she would do "whatever Joe Antoun asked me to do".
Ms Alex is having a little bit of difficulty in sticking to her lines here - there's a lot to remember.
Ms Alex believes that George Alex became a director of several companies while he was a bankrupt.
George was a consultant to Joe - he wasn't a manger, didn't get involved with running the company. But he asked her what to do and she did it.
Ms Alex is certain that she never put money in a drawer in the toilet for Darren Greenfield.
Ms McNaughton, "Were you a simple straw director that was being used by Mr Antoun."
At 11.25 Ms McNaughton concluded her examination. There was no cross examination. Ms Alex has been excused.
There is one further witness who will be heard later today - in the interim Nectaria Alex has been recalled.
Ms Alex was re-sworn.
Ms Alex agreed that she sent a text to George saying, "your girlfriend can wait, sort your shit out before you see your slut".
Ms Alex also sent a text to George saying, "Grow the fuck up".
Ms Alex asked if these "personal" texts could be given to her in writing rather than being read out, "can we keep the personal stuff out of it".
She agrees that she sent a text saying, "I've got Darren waiting".
Ms McNaughton is trying to establish that the user of the phone communicating with Ms Alex is George Alex. Ms Alex says, "no".
Ms Alex accepts that she sent a text saying, "Is Wizz picking anything up?" - she further states that "I don't know who Wizz is".
The Commissioner agree that a confidentiality order should be made in respect of the text messages the Commission has heard about this morning (rather read this morning). The Commissioner will make the order over those messages that have not been read out.
Ms McNaughton, "I suggest to you that when you got a text from the phone that you've been calling the 'office phone' you knew that was from George Alex?'
Ms Alex, "not 100%, no."
Ms Alex states that she saw Brian Parker at her house, "once, maybe twice. It was a general hello, would you like a coffee".
Ms Alex was asked to tell the Commission the names of those persons who would regularly attend at the house. She agrees that she knew Kaled Sharrouf, she states that she saw him in the gym, she says, "Kaled was always embarrassed, I would offer him a water and he would be embarrassed because he was sweating, they were always saturated after working out".
Ms Mcnaughton, "When Mr Parker was there, what was your understanding of why he was there".
Ms Alex, "I just saw him, he was talking to George and Joe, I don't time people, I don't sit there and wait and look at what everyone's doing, they were out the back, there's a back patio and a backyard they were out the back, I can't be specific which part, that's a small detail among my whole life, they were on the stairs coming in to the patio - the verandah, sorry:.
Ms Alex states that there was a unit George had that he would use for the purpose of having a separate premises that the children would not visit, that was so the children's study was uninterrupted.
Ms Alex, "I don't know what George did once he left the home:.
Ms McNaughton, "Do he left the home regularly did he?"
AT MIDDAY MS ALEX WAS EXCUSED - THE COMMISSION IS ADJOURNED UNTIL 2PM