Bowen: “…nobody is above the law”. 

March 13, 2019. Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen … says the trial has been incredibly distressing for abuse survivors and the sentencing proves that nobody is above the law.

Source: The Advertiser

Bill Shorten and Tanya Plibersek

Chiquita Mushroom workers say they were in the dark and dudded by Bill Shorten’s union

Four women who worked as mushroom pickers have told the royal commission into union corruption they were kept in the dark about an employment deal Labor leader Bill Shorten oversaw that lowered wages in return for unusual payments to the union he led at the time. The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption has been probing the Australian Workers Union’s deal with Victorian mushroom grower Chiquita Mushrooms in the early 2000s, when Mr Shorten was union secretary.

Source: SMH

Shorten wanted campaign manager off-book, says former labour hire boss

The former director of a Victorian labour hire company says Labor leader Bill Shorten personally asked him to pay for a manager for Mr Shorten’s 2007 election campaign and to put the political operative on his company’s payroll.


Cleanevent had ethical dilemma over proposed ‘donation’ deal with AWU

Cleaning company Cleanevent is alleged in 2010 to have entered a deal to pay the Australian Workers Union $25,000 a year in a “side deal” to its enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) with the union. The original EBA was negotiated in 2006 while Opposition Leader Bill Shorten was national secretary of the AWU.

Source: ABC News

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