Gillard Treads Softly On Union Fraud
Pieces of the puzzle slide further into place as the big picture of Government links to union fraud becomes clearer.
Shadow Minister for Workplace Relations, Eric Abetz, moved an ominous amendment in the latest Senate sitting.
The amendment was to a Shorten inspired Bill to punish union bosses found guilty of fraud.
The Abetz amendment? That penalties be b...rought into line with corporate malfeasance: Five years’ gaol and/or a $200,000 fine.
The original Shorten Bill? A penalty of a mere $6,600.
The Abetz amendment failed as the Gillard/Green/Independent Government voted against it. And guess who voted with the Government? Yep, Craig Thomson. Of course.
So millions stolen from Gillard’s hallowed workers by Gillard’s protected supporters can now be rewarded with a slap on the wrist with a wet tampon... a $6,600 fine.
This surely is an incentive, not a penalty!
The murky alliance between corrupt unions and this Government is starting to unravel. The Prime Minister’s involvement remains blithely unexplained and ignored.
Shorten’s appointment as sentinel over union activities is akin to Dracula being in charge of the blood bank.