FWC Bernadette O'Neill chooses day Tony Sheldon's overseas with US Teamsters to announce TWU prosecution
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The history of the Gillard/FWC union protection racket and Tony Sheldon's TWU numbers fraud

After the close of business yesterday the Fair Work Commission's General Manager Bernadette O'Neill issued this statement. Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 10.37.42 pm

Here's the way most of the media has reported it.

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Sounds pretty innocuous doesn't it?  Civil court action for failing to remove the names of un-financial members.

That's what you'll read in the papers - if you see anything reported at all.

This should be a very big story.  The fact that it's not should worry the living daylights out of anyone who cares about Australia.

This matter is being stage-managed by the Labor and ACTU spin doctors.

Failing to keep the books up to date is not what this is about at all.  

This is an open window into the corrupt system that delivers benefits for union officials and fits you and me up with parliamentarians like Shorten, Conroy and Gillard.

Trade Union Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon AC QC heard extensive evidence on this matter.  He said this about Sheldon:

  1. The evidence permitted an inference that Mr Sheldon was giving knowingly false answers, and that he had known for years that false membership numbers were being put forward. From that flows a further inference: that there was some advantage to be gained from doing this. The relevant advantage was an increase in TWU voting power at the ALP Conference and an advantage to Mr Sheldon as leader of the TWU delegates.

But you won't see that reported.

This would have been Tony Abbott's moment in the campaign sun.   Tony understood the significance of the TWU membership fraud and other union related frauds and scams just like this one.

Malcolm Turnbull's failure to make corruption like this a campaign issue is unforgivable.

Make no mistake - Australia will continue to pay the price of Turnbull's "not anti-union" stance for years to come.

Turnbull cannot claim ignorance in his conscious and unconscionable decision not to purse the issue of widespread corruption - here's the ABC's report on the day the TURC 's final report was released

Trade union royal commission findings: Malcolm Turnbull says report shows widespread malpractice in unions

Updated 31 Dec 2015, 4:56AM 


Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described the final report of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption as a "real watershed moment" for the labour movement and for Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.

Key points:

  • Report refers more than 40 individuals and organisations to authorities
  • Recommendation for independent body to investigate union records
  • Opportunity for Labor to undertake real and everlasting reform, Turnbull says

The report, prepared by Commissioner Dyson Heydon and unveiled on Wednesday morning, has referred to "widespread and deep-seated" misconduct by union officials.

More than 40 individuals and organisations have been referred to various authorities, including police, directors of public prosecutions, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Fair Work Commission.

There was also a recommendation for an independent body with greater powers to investigate union records and finances.

"They can take this opportunity to support these recommendations and undertake real and everlasting reform of the trade union movement," Mr Turnbull told reporters in Sydney.

"This is not a case of a few rotten apples spoiling the whole barrel — there are many union officials, and widespread cultures, of impropriety and malpractice."

The Federal Government has vowed to re-introduce legislation re-establishing the Australian Building and Construction Commission and wants it passed by the end of March next year. 

Mr Turnbull warned he was prepared to fight an election if Parliament did not support the measure.

"If this is not passed, if we cannot get the passage of this legislation through the Senate, then in one form or another it will be a major issue at the next election," he said.

"And we will be going to the members of the unions and we will be saying to them we want you to get a fair deal."

Employment Minister Michaelia Cash described the final report as "D-day" for corruption within the union movement. 

"Today, the denial stops and today, the distractions stop," Senator Cash said.

But since then - nothing. Gutless.  No judgement.   Not fit for office.


This is some of the history of my involvement with the  TWU membership fraud - all published to this website as it happened.


Well Michaelia, sadly you prove once again that you're a sucker.  You've been taken in.   You're right that these are serious matters - but that's not what any court will hear based on Bernie O'Neill's statement.

You might think the Gillard/Bernadette O'Neill approach is "appropriate" in dealing with these racketeering organised crooks and that a court should consider O'Neill's suggested breaches.

I don't.  

Australia deserves a lot better performers in our government than the insipid ineptitude of the judgement-free Turnbull Coalition.

The tragedy is Turnbull rolled Tony Abbott to give us this.

Only 6 months ago Turnbull promised this.

Turnbull flags sweeping reform following union royal commission as unions urge caution


The Turnbull government has flagged sweeping new laws to tackle trade union corruption after a Royal Commission found the labour movement was riddled with "widespread" and "deep-seated" misconduct.

The final report by Commissioner Dyson Heydon referred key union figures including the disgraced former Health Services Union Kathy Jackson and Victorian Labor MP Cesar Melhem to prosecutors for possible charges. But it made no adverse finding against Labor leader Bill Shorten, who was head of the Australian Workers Union when it committed a series of breaches detailed in the report.

Labor and the unions swiftly dismissed the report as a political witch-hunt, saying that the cases highlighted by Mr Heydon were isolated and did not represent systemic problems among union officials.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Employment, Senator Michaelia Cash, and Attorney-General Senator George ...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Employment, Senator Michaelia Cash, and Attorney-General Senator George Brandis address the media after the release of the final report from the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption in Sydney. Photo: Janie Barrett

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Employment Minister Michaelia Cash strongly indicated that many of the report's 79 recommendations would be adopted by the government in the form of new laws, amounting to a significant tightening of union regulation.


"If its recommendations are substantially adopted, if the lessons of this report are learned, the trade union movement will emerge much stronger," Mr Turnbull said.

Describing the report as a "watershed moment" for unions, Mr Turnbull vowed to make union reform an election issue if the Senate blocks new laws.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/turnbull-flags-sweeping-reform-following-union-royal-commission-as-unions-urge-caution-20151230-glwthv.html#ixzz4D0XjEHbd 


Well they blocked those laws Mal. What happened?  Did you forget?

The election campaign is effectively over.  People are voting.  And waiting for leadership that will never come from you.