Craig Thomson - the statement of claim lodged in court by Fair Work Australia
Monday, 15 October 2012
This is the front sheet of the statement of claim lodged in court today. You can download the rest of the document on this post as well.
I think it's quite significant that Fair Work Australia has found that expenditure on getting elected to a paid position is personal expenditure and that the benefit is a personal benefit. Paragraphs 163 to 177 set out some of the expenditure on getting himself elected to the parliament and paragraph 178 (a) states that it is a personal benefit.
I think this view has some implications for the election slush fund that Miss Gillard set up for her boyfriend. It is on the face of it, a personal benefit.