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ROC revives AWU donations investigation

The Registered Organisations Commission is proceeding with its controversial investigation into past donations by the AWU, after the union allowed the deadline to pass to appeal to the High Court.

Corrupt former HSU leader Jackson avoids jail

A Victorian County Court judge has held that former HSU official Kathy Jackson "selfishly" misused about $103,000 in union funds, but has handed down a wholly-suspended two-year jail sentence.

Successful appeal revives ROC pursuit of union over donations

A full Federal Court has cleared the way for ROC to recommence probing historic AWU donations to GetUp! and ALP campaigns, holding it did not need to suspect breaches of financial probity in order to have reasonable grounds.

Labor's questions divert ROC's attention

The Registered Organisations Commission has spent up to 42% of its recent work time responding to questions on notice from Labor's Senator Kimberley Kitching, according to one of its senior officers.

HSU "whistleblower" Jackson pleads guilty to deception

Former HSU national secretary Kathy Jackson faces a pre-sentencing hearing on November 17 after this week pleading guilty in the Victorian County Court to two charges of obtaining a financial advantage of deception.


Union warned of risks surrounding secretary's conduct

An external investigator probing bullying and conflict of interest allegations against WA IEU branch secretary Angela Briant has warned of OHS and legal risks, recommending the union bring in an HR specialist and act to rectify conduct issues.

CFMMEU "whistleblowers" get their day in court

The Federal Court this morning kicks off a fortnight of hearings into allegations that the CFMMEU's construction division ousted two organisers in 2015 for whistleblowing.