Fair Work Australia takes yet another slither forward …
The FWA, which spent three years investigating Mr Thomson’s lavish spending as HSU national secretary from 2002 to 2007, said it will be seeking “pecuniary penalties, as well as compensation” from the embattled MP.
Mr Thomson is accused of misusing his union credit card for cash advances without receipts, while the FWA also found the MP had splurged hundreds of thousands of dollars on prostitutes, air travel and other personal spending without authorisation. (Herald Sun).
In response Mr Thomson …
“Clearly Fair Work Australia has felt pressured into responding this way given the political process which it is part of.”
The proceedings against Mr Thomson will begin in the Federal Court in December.
We await with bated breath.