Union Royal Commission begins

Union Royal Commission begins

The Royal Commission into union governance and corruption is set to open in Sydney today.

Over the coming months the inquiry will investigate alleged slush funds in relation to a number of unions, including the Australian Workers Union, the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union, the Health Services Union and Transport Workers Union.

Former Union heavyweight Raplh Blewitt will be the first witness, he is bleieved to be behind a fraud in which hundreds of thousands of dollars from developers were paid into a slush fund and then siphoned off.

The slush fund, which is linked to former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, will be the first item on the agenda.

 

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