The HSU's long-running case to recover about $1.3 million from former national secretary Kathy Jackson is set down for trial from June 29, after the Federal Court rejected a last-ditch application for a permanent stay.
CFMEU construction and general division NSW branch secretary Brian Parker today continued to deny having a personal relationship with Sydney identity George Alex, despite almost 20 telephone recordings that suggest the contrary.
Two former TWU WA branch leaders breached their fiduciary duties under the Registered Organisations Act when they purchased two $150,000 "luxury utilities", the Heydon Royal Commission has been told today.
The AWU is seeking to terminate a substandard cleaning agreement exposed in the Heydon Royal Commission, while former Victorian branch secretary Cesar Melhem has stepped down as Labor whip in Victoria's upper house, after the inquiry criticised workplace deals struck during his leadership.
The AWU's Victorian branch received up to $25,000 a year from a Spotless Group subsidiary under a memorandum of understanding that meant cleaners were not paid penalty rates, the Heydon Royal Commission heard today.
The Heydon Royal Commission has today asked for further submissions on the introduction of US-style anti-racketeering laws "to combat unlawful activities" in the construction industry, while noting it would constitute "a significant step requiring detailed and careful consideration".