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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Second, the FWA needs to have better powers of investigation and prosecution in respect to unions and business organisations similar to those that operate in respect of ASIC and companies. A move last week to install former Liberal MP Peter Slipper as Speaker, replacing Harry Jenkins who moved to the Labor backbench, has shored up the government’s slender hold in the lower house.

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 Fsa Become a Friend today. Did you know that The Conversation is a nonprofit reader-supported global news organization?

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Craig Thompson probe results likely by year’s end

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. 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.


The investigations are continuing,” the spokeswoman said. Justin NorrieThe Conversation. The membership of the HSU has been effectively disempowered. Author Justin Norrie Editor. His resignation from parliament would put pressure on the Labor minority government, but not lead to its fall.

It shows detachment from the electorate. Thomson is on the cross-benches and he has promised to support the Labor Party. For the time being, the Fair Work Australia report has opened up new political challenges fsa the government must now confront.

Perhaps if the voice of workers had been heard some disasters may have been averted. The comparison with Peter Slipper is an instructive one.

But it is known the investigation is not only looking at union documents and evidence but allegations made in various media reports. Fair Work Australia has finally ended years of uncertainty by publicly releasing its recommendations on the embattled Health Services Union.

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FWA urges civil suit against Thomson: experts respond

He has denied any wrongdoing. Sign up Log out news. Most Australians did not thopson Malcolm Turnbull to be deposed as prime minister. Write an article and join a growing community of more than 77, academics and researchers from 2, institutions. Third, reform of the relationship between unions and the ALP is long overdue. It took Thomson some time to stand aside from the parliamentary position he held early on in the term – the chair of a parliamentary committee.

If criminal charges were brought, the fact that Gillard did not acted sooner could be that much more serious politically. Formal democratic procedures have failed to protect the interests of union members. The latest development in the HSU saga emphasises three points. Unions can no longer use the fig leaf of class war, or the pretence that these private matters that will be settled internally.

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The downfall of Labor governments in Queensland and to a lesser extent NSW owed much to failures of public health administration. Expert Database Find experts with knowledge in: While Slipper, like Thomson, is entitled to the presumption of innocence, the difference is that Slipper was stood aside immediately. FWA has found its resources thinly spread.

Mr Thomson, who was recently suspended from the Labor Party by the prime minister, continues to fight for his political survival. The chaotic internal affairs of the HSU have been serious embarrassment for the union movement and an insult to HSU members.

First, unions need to have processes that are far more transparent and accountable. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license. Originally published as Thompson probe results likely by year’s end.

Here, the experts respond to fwwa latest development in this long-running saga. Available editions United States. Log in No account? The lengthy time that FWA has taken to complete its investigations into the HSU has seriously weakened the political position of the organisation.

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