FEDERAL COURT CONFIRMS AWU INVESTIGATION WAS “INVALID”
Scott Morrison’s Registered Organisations Commission is hopelessly compromised after the Federal Court found its investigation into the Australian Workers Union was invalid.
The Court found there was no “reasonable grounds” for the 2017 investigation into AWU donations made more than a decade earlier. The Commissioner acted “based on a suspicion” and “did not act reasonably”, Justice Mordecai Bromberg concluded.
What little credibility the Registered Organisations Commission still had has been shredded by this finding.
The Australian public simply cannot have any faith in its competence or its impartiality.
It’s a politicised and discredited body set up by the Liberals for the sole purpose of attacking unions – the organisations that fight for better wages and safer workplaces.
And yet Scott Morrison and the Liberals are right now seeking to give the ROC sweeping new powers to attack unions through its so-called “Ensuring Integrity” legislation.
We should be shutting down the ROC over its role in this scandal – not giving it more power.
FRIDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2019