Welcome to the world of Craig Thomson: a parallel universe in Real World The FWA report states on December 13, , Thomson was. A FAIR Work Australia (FWA) probe into Labor MP Craig Thomson’s led by FWA director Terry Nassios – were on track to report to the FWA. Evidence obtained from the FWA interview with Mr Thomson. Union, Craig Thomson, National Secretary, Level 2 Victoria Street.

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Here, the experts respond to the latest development in this long-running saga. The latest development in the HSU saga emphasises three points. Formal democratic procedures have failed to protect the interests of union members. Second, the FWA needs to have better powers of investigation and prosecution rcaig respect to unions and business organisations similar to those that operate in respect of ASIC and companies.

The pressure continues to intensify on embattled MP Craig Thomson. AAP November 29, 5: In the s high union membership and more generous union entry rights to workplaces meant that the industrial regulator played little role in the direct enforcement of industrial awards.

Expert Database Find experts with knowledge in: A future Coalition government is unlikely to be sympathetic to any requests by FWA for improved funding. It shows detachment from the electorate.

The lengthy time that FWA has taken to complete its investigations into the HSU has seriously weakened the political position of the organisation.

Did you know that The Conversation is a nonprofit reader-supported global news organization? A spokeswoman told AAP on Tuesday that this remained the case. A move last week to install former Liberal MP Peter Slipper as Speaker, replacing Harry Jenkins thompsln moved to the Labor backbench, has shored up the government’s slender hold in the lower house.

Most Australians did not want Malcolm Turnbull to be deposed as prime minister.


For the time being, the Fair Work Australia report has opened up new political challenges that the government must now confront. Furthermore, if he tjompson to be taken back in the midst of continuing allegations, the government would be opening itself to further questions about whether it can make sound political judgement.

But it is known the investigation is not only looking at union documents and evidence but allegations made in various thompsin reports. Officials have evaded questions put forward in the Senate estimates hearing seeking details of the probe, citing the risk of prejudice to the investigation or future civil or criminal proceedings.

Mr Thomson, who was recently suspended from the Labor Party by the prime minister, continues to fight for his political survival.

Originally published as Thompson probe results likely fwx year’s end.

Craig Thompson probe results likely by year’s end

Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license. The regulator says the union committed breaches of the Registered Organisations Act – all civil penalties punishable by fine.

Should Reoprt kill spiders in my home? The industrial watchdog has been looking at the allegations relating to Mr Thomson’s time as the Health Services Union HSU national secretary since Aprilbut a formal investigation did not start until March Author Justin Norrie Editor. First, unions need to have processes that are far more transparent and accountable. FWA has found its resources thinly spread. The investigations are continuing,” the spokeswoman said. Follow us on social media.

Write an article and join a growing community of more than 77, academics and researchers from 2, institutions. The membership of the HSU has been effectively disempowered.

The question now relort whether Ms Gillard will welcome Thomson back to the party. His resignation from parliament would put pressure on the Labor minority government, but not lead to its fall. The comparison with Peter Slipper is an instructive one. If criminal charges were brought, the fact that Gillard did not acted sooner could be that much more serious politically. In missing that opportunity, Gillard has showed a characteristic lack of political judgement.


Become a Friend today. Third, reform of the relationship between unions and the ALP is long overdue.

Available editions United States. FWA has yet to decide whether the report will be made public. The chaotic internal affairs of the HSU have been serious embarrassment for the union movement and an insult to HSU members. Fair Work Australia has finally ended years of uncertainty by publicly releasing its recommendations on the embattled Health Services Union. The HSU is affiliated to the Labor Party but there is little evidence the union has ever acted as a means for ordinary workers in the health sector to influence the policies of Labor governments.

Justin NorrieThe Conversation.

FWA urges civil suit against Thomson: experts respond

thompsln It took Thomson some time to stand aside from the parliamentary position he held early on in the term – the geport of a parliamentary committee.

Perhaps if the voice of workers had been heard some disasters may have been averted. While Slipper, like Thomson, is entitled to the presumption of innocence, the difference is tjompson Slipper was stood aside immediately. With the decline in union and party memberships, the relationship has become too narrowly based and operates too much like a closed network.

He has denied any wrongdoing. A more open relationship is required, one that is more inclusive of a broader range of representative, community based organisations, is the long-term lesson of the HSU fiasco. Not just a one-off, but continuous poor judgement. Sign up Log out news.

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