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Charges laid against Thomson

Posted by: 2UE | 15 October, 2012 - 3:46 PM
Michael Smith with further allegations over Craig Thomson

Fair Work Australia has launched legal action against MP Craig Thomson. Paul Murray on allegations he broke union rules by misspending hundreds of thousands of dollars in Health Services Union funds.

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The Coalition says Labor must cut-off legal support for Independent MP Craig Thomson, after civil charges were filed against him by Fair Work Australia.

The Independent MP will face court in December, facing claims he used a union credit card to pay for prostitutes.

If found guilty, he could be forced to pay a hefty fine - but would not face jail time.

Paul Murray speaks with SMH Investigative Journalist Kate McClymont on the charges.


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Blog comments Your Say

  • Hmmmm. Too little too late eh Mr Craig Thomson? I trust your Madame 'boss' will suspend you while this alleged defalcation is dealt with according to law rather than by our utterly failed 'in house' political system - but I won't hold my breath at all!

    Justin Monday 15 October, 2012 - 11:24 PM
  • I live in Dobel. If I want to speak to my local member, when do I get a member of Parliament that is worthy talking to? One that isnt wrapped up in scandal and one that is "on the job" in the litteral sense, not the metaphorical sense.

    I have a mate who truley needs to speak to his federal member. What a waste of time it would be to talk to Thompson!!

    dave Monday 15 October, 2012 - 5:51 PM

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