PAYING THE PIPER
... how the Greens are corrupted by corrupt unions
Paul Zanetti is a Walkley award winning syndicated cartoonist with over 30 years in the media. He blogs at www.zanettisview.com
Dyson Heydon’s refusal to be bullied or intimidated by union thugs and his intention to stick with the Royal Commission gig triggered the usual finger-wagging tweets from the extreme Greens.
Sarah Hanson-Young @sarahinthesen8
What an absurd situation. The guy accused of bias got to judge whether his own judgment is biased. And surprise! He said no."
Adam Bandt @AdamBandt
It's too late. Trade Union Royal Comm is tarnished & Commissioner deciding himself he's not biased won't change that."
Scott Ludlam @SenatorLudlam 2h2 hours ago
am i biased? i don't think so. nope. not biased. no bias here. as you were. so. those unions, hey?"
Biased? So who’s biased?
In 2013 -14 the Greens received over $550,000 from unions including the notoriously corrupt CFMEU riddled with crims. The Australian Electoral Commission’s records disclose that five unions paid the Greens a total of $567,766.
The Greens remain opposed to the Trade Union Royal Commission, hooking up with Labor in the Senate to oppose legislation that holds trade unions accountable via governance standards. They’ve also opposed the building industry cop, the Australian Building and Construction Commission – disbanded by PM Gillard.
The militant and corrupt CFMEU contributed $145,000 to the Greens’ ACT, South Australian and Victorian branches. Little wonder the Greens are fighting and tweeting in their own defence.
If you want to accuse someone else of being influenced, best be sure your own nest isn’t soiled.
The Greens are far more exposed, tainted, biased and compromised than Dyson Heydon could ever be.