The HSU fraud saga is one of those triple backstab type situations where the corruption continues today under the watchful eye of current National President Lloyd Williams and National Secretary Chris Brown.
Put simply, Michael Williamson, Kathy Jackson, Craig Thomson and others had been involved in major fraud for years ripping off HSU members millions of dollars. Kathy Jackson decided to have a power grab and tried to oust the other crooks and thieves. Jackson had success in destroying Williamson, Thomson and a few others and for a while was hailed as a whistleblowing hero taking on union corruption.
Bill Shorten saw this and did not like it so he manoeuvred to have his own union crooks and thieves take over from Jackson. Shorten had a first go in the 2009 HSU elections and tried to oust Jackson by running a ticket headed up by Diana Asmar and supported with funding by the AWU and other unions. It failed.
In April 2012 Bill Shorten and Senator Stephen Conroy had a second go and tried to have the HSU charge Kathy Jackson for breaching Union rules. This also failed and I wrote an article at the time titled “Statutory Declarations show Bill Shorten and Stephen Conroy trying to put the political hit on Kathy Jackson” (Click here to read the article)
So in May/June 2012 Bill Shorten used his position as Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations to put the HSU into administration and appoint an administrator which cut off Kathy Jackson’s cash flow and made it near impossible for her or her allies to compete in the subsequent 2012 HSU elections.
Shorten had a corrupt ex judge called Michael Moore appointed as the administrator. (Click here to read more) This is interesting as Bill Shorten is currently trying to have former High Court of Australia judge Dyson Heydon removed as head of the Trade Union Royal Commission on the basis of perceived bias. But Shorten was happy to appoint a corrupt Labor Party puppet and former Federal Court judge such as Michael Moore as administrator so he could get his crime gang on the inside of the HSU. (Declaration: Michael Moore is mentioned on the front page of my book. Click here to see)
Since then Bill Shorten’s crime gang of David Asmar, Diana Asmar, Andrew Landeryou and his wife Kimberley Kitching have been stealing everything that isn’t nailed down at the HSU Victoria Number 1 Branch. (They trade as the Health Workers Union) Kitching left last year after the Royal Commission recommended she and Diana Asmar and five others at the branch face criminal charges. (Click here to read more)
The fraud and theft that currently goes on at the HSU by Shorten’s crime gang has gone unreported besides this website and people on social media. But the Trade Union Royal Commission is investigating and Diana Asmar and Co should be back in the witness stand in a few weeks.
Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson has been called almost every name under the sun over the last few days since the $1.4million judgment against her for stealing from the Health Services Union (HSU). While most of the names such as fraudster, thief and hypocrite are fair and reasonable, credit also has to be given for Jackson’s whistleblowing as it saved millions for HSU members. If she had not blown the whistle massive fraud would be continuing by Michael Williamson and others at the HSU. Although it hasn’t stopped Bill Shorten’s crime gang.
So while Jackson should not be given the standard credit most whistleblowers receive she should get some credit.
There has been a huge effort, while the Royal Commission has been in progress, by the Labor Party and the Unions to put the focus and responsibility on Kathy Jackson for most of the Union corruption. While that might have worked at times to distract some media it won’t work at all from now given this week’s judgment against her.
It is interesting that Labor and the Unions try and use Kathy Jackson in an attempt to embarrass Prime Minister Tony Abbott because he once praised Kathy Jackson for blowing the whistle. Yet it was Bill Shorten who was long-term friends with Kathy Jackson while she ripped off the Union. Their friendship dated back to their university days and apparently continued up until 2007 when they had a falling out.
The above deserves a book but there is only a few people that have followed this story from the start and know the whole story or close to it. I note that Peter Wicks says he is planning on writing a book. Regular readers might recall my run-in with Wicks back in 2012. (Click here and here to read more)
While Wicks knows a lot of the history he will never write the full story because he is a Labor boy. In November 2013 Wicks wrote an article about the continued corruption at the HSU by Diana Asmar and Kimberley Kitching etc. but pulled the article down after a threatening call from Bill Shorten’s boy Andrew Landeryou.
Fortunately a reader sent me a copy of Wicks’ deleted article (Click here to read) which raises an interesting question. What happened to the missing $15million?
Wicks says in the article:
“Whilst looking into this I am also being told by members that there is a $15 Million fund that is to be split between number 1 and number 3 Branch for the purpose of reclassifications. Members are querying what is happening with the money and some have allegedly been told by Diana Asmar that they are going to use the money for another purpose, although has yet to enlighten members on just what that purpose is.”
And: “Many also claim that during the campaign new members were told they would be given $2,000 if Asmar secured the role of Secretary, they are wondering what happened to the money they were allegedly promised” Why is it that wherever Bill Shorten goes vote rigging or fraudulent election practices happen or are alleged?
If they planned on stealing $15million they probably thought it was worth taking the chance and lying to people about the $2000 payment. By the time people complained about the $2000 payment the $15million would be long gone.
The $15million or any part of it was never raised in the 2013/2014 HSU Victoria Number 1 Branch accounts which I analysed in a previous article. (Click here to read) So where is it? Or who’s pocket is it in?
We rightly say Kathy Jackson is a fraudster, thief and hypocrite over $1.4million. So what do we call Bill Shorten and his crime gang over the missing (stolen) $15 million and millions more I exposed in an article back in February. (Click here to read the article) The total could easily be over $20million.
The real Bill Shorten, Kathy Jackson HSU fraud story is just starting to be exposed and there is plenty more to come and that a major reason Bill Shorten wants the Royal Commission closed down.
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