Two credit cards issued to the NUW's former NSW branch secretary, Derrick Belan, racked up about $697,000 on purchases that included Tiffany & Co jewellery and perfume, the Heydon Royal Commission heard today.
The Heydon Royal Commission's counsel assisting has released submissions that argue that Sydney identity George Alex made cash payments to CFMEU construction and general division NSW branch organiser Darren Greenfield.
The CFMEU says it will seek a police investigation into the "leaking" of Heydon Royal Commission submissions that recommend that criminal charges be laid against the secretary and former president of its construction and general division's Queensland branch over the destruction of documents.
FWC Vice President Michael Lawler has used a secretly-recorded phone conversation with tribunal president Iain Ross to challenge his claim that he never said the besieged member had an unlimited entitlement to sick leave.
The Heydon Royal Commission will examine whether CFMEU construction and general division NSW branch secretary Brian Parker received secret commissions or benefits from construction companies or subcontractors, counsel assisting told a hearing this morning.