Julia Gillard's correspondence with the WA Corporate Affairs Commissioner - exhibited today at the Royal Commission
This memorandum from Julia Gillard is at odds with what she told Peter Gordon

$53 million funding over two years for the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption

The Federal Government's budget contains funding for the Royal Commission detailed here (capital), here (expense funding) and here.

Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption — establishment

Expense ($m)
 2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
Attorney‑General's Department 18.4 29.6
Related capital ($m)          
Attorney‑General's Department 5.0 0.3

The Government will provide $53.3 million over two years (including $5.3 million in capital funding) to establish a Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

The Royal Commission will inquire into the governance arrangements and alleged financial irregularities associated with the affairs of employee associations, including trade unions, and the adequacy of existing laws as they relate to the governance and financial management arrangements of these entities.

The Royal Commission is expected to report by 31 December 2014.

The cost of this measure will be offset by redirecting funding from the Employment, Industry and Infrastructure and Regional Development portfolios.

This measure delivers on the Government's election commitment.

Further information can be found in the joint press release of 14 March 2014 issued by the Attorney‑General and the Minister for Employment.

Here are some photos I took at the Commission's new premises when I visited a couple of weeks ago.   Looks like they're settling in.

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