Bob Kernohan never stood a chance. Michael Costa, Peter Reith and "The Old Mates Act" made sure of that.
This is an extract from the diary of now Commissioner Ian Cambridge.
Ian was at the time the joint secretary of the AWU.
He had called for a Royal Commission into the Gillard/Wilson etc allegations.
He'd also called for - amongst other things - a pecuniary interest register for union officials.
This exposition of Sussex Street power should send a chill up the spine (or those spines that are left) of all Australians who care about our democracy and equality before the law.