Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Questions without Notice

Workplace Relations

2:52 pm

Photo of David BushbyDavid Bushby (Tasmania, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Senator Ludwig. I refer to reports that Dean Mighell, boss of the ETU, a significant donor to the Australian Labor Party and to the Australian Greens, is the subject of an internal audit for the sale of the majority stake in an ETU financial advisory firm for a 10th of its value, a potential loss of half a million dollars of union members' funds? And further, that statements made by Mr Mighell that the ETU continue to receive funds have been contradicted by Mr Tony Devlin who took full control of Southern Alliance Financial Services? Is Fair Work Australia investigating these matters to ensure that union members' funds are not being misspent and, if not, why not?


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