Question Five - did you do a good job as the boss of the union, looking after the interests of your members and their money
This bloke is unbelievable.
He will find it hard now to say that he had permission to use the money as he is alleged to have done. In his answers here he says that the use of the money was a matter that required investigation, and that after the investigation a "man" paid money back.
But back to Craig and his relationship with his members and their money.
You don't need too much imagination to ponder some of the jobs that have to be done in hospitals. It's hard work, dirty work and not well paid.
Just think how hard that annual $600 in HSU dues is to earn. Then think how handy it would be at Christmas time. Must be galling to think about where it ended up.
Question six - if you didn't sign that chit, it must have been a forger?
Here are the voucher, licence and close ups of the signatures. Craig dismisses the prospect of a forger pretty easily.
Question Seven - Did you authorise payment of the credit card bill for Sydney Outcalls P/L (Keywed Pty Ltd)? Why did you approve it? When did you find out what it was?
I think the tremelo in the last answer speaks volumes.
Question Eight - mobile phone records, and Craig says that the people of Dobell are the best judges
Here's his phone record, I've purposely covered the phone numbers he's called so as not to disclose who Craig's mobile was connecting with at that time. Craig keeps interesting company, or at least "the other guy who did it" does.
Question Nine - on Thomson's claim that legal restrictions stop him from answering questions to defend himself - and what's that about it being authorised union expenditure?
Pretty hard to argue against your own position when there are transcripts.
I'LL BE BACK WITH MORE SOON. THIS INTERVIEW TOOK PLACE ON 1 AUGUST, 2011. THE GILLARD AWU BROADCAST IS A FEW WEEKS IN THE FUTURE FROM HERE. I CAN NOW BRING TO LIGHT NEW INFORATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN BETWEEN.