Report finds FWA investigation was flawed

Report finds FWA investigation was flawed

Independent MP Craig Thomson says he’s been vindicated, by an independent review of Fair Work Australia’s investigation into the Health Services Union.

The review by KPMG, of the FWA investigation into the HSU, has found flaws in the way it was conducted, saying they were hampered by the absence of relevant investigation standards, all lines of investigation weren’t followed and investigators were inexperienced.

The FWA investigation found Mr Thomson used work credit cards to pay for escort services, while he was the union’s national secretary.

But he says these new findings prove the bias and unfairness of the FWA investigation.

Meanwhile, the Federal Opposition says the independent review proves the government’s body in inoperable.

Opposition Workplace Relations spokesperson Eric Abetz says the Coalition’s policy, of a separate registered Organisations Commission, independent of FWA, is the solution.

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