Bill Shorten’s past which includes alleged crimes of fraud, theft, adultery and rape haven’t stopped him being in a position where he has a good chance of becoming Prime Minister in 7 weeks on the 2nd of July 2016. So it is worth again looking at what crimes he may or may not have committed which this website has covered many times but some of which the mainstream media has missed or underreported.
Shorten’s history covers everything from major fraud and theft when he was Victorian and National Secretary of the Australian Workers Union (AWU), raping another union member at a camp, branch stacking to become a politician and improve the power of the AWU and getting one of his staff members pregnant.
Fraud and theft when he was in the Union movement
The Trade Union Royal Commission that went from 2014 to 2015 highlighted many crimes by Bill Shorten and the AWU when he was in charge. This should have been something that the federal government could highlight during the federal election campaign as to Shorten’s unsuitability to be Prime Minister but for some reason they are refusing to do so at this point.
One example is the Chiquita Mushroom scam run by Shorten in the early 2000s where workers who worked as pickers at Chiquita Mushroom received lower wages in return for direct payments to the AWU. Shorten negotiated the deal directly with the owners of Chiquita Mushroom and the workers knew nothing. (Click here to read more)
The Royal Commission heard many stories similar to the Chiquita Mushroom scam where Shorten would rip off workers for the benefit of the AWU or himself. Other companies where similar dodgy deals were done include Labor hire company Unibuilt which donated $40,000 to Shorten’s election campaign in 2006 which Shorten only declared a couple of days before he gave evidence at the Royal Commission last year. (Click here to read more)
Another example is Shorten’s deal with Cleanevent where for a donation of $25,000 a year to the AWU Cleanevent staff were ripped of millions of dollars in wages. (Click here to read more)
Then there is also the $100,000-a-year fake invoice scam Shorten negotiated from Thiess-John Holland. (Click here to read more)
The list of companies and employees Shorten ripped off when he was at the AWU is a mile long but the above alone is bad enough and shows what Shorten is like.
Ongoing fraud at the HSU
We don’t have to just look at Shorten’s past to know what he was like in the union movement because we can also look at what is happening currently at the HSU Victoria Number 1 Branch as it is being run by Bill Shortens supporters in the Labor Party. It is hurtling towards bankruptcy so much so that the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has stepped in with a written warning regarding possible legal action. (Click here to read more)
The reason bankruptcy is not far away is because of the massive fraud that has been happening at the HSU Branch since 2012 when Shorten in effect had his crew take over the branch. The corruption that is going on there is common knowledge in the Labor Party and union movement and why the Liberals/Nationals have not raised it in the election is odd.
Dodgy members and Branch Stacking
Another issue raised at the Royal Commission is that when Bill Shorten was at the AWU he was signing up employees of companies as members without their knowledge which gave him more voting power at Labor Party meetings etc.
It should be no surprise then that a legendary Labor Party branch stacker George Seitz made Shorten a federal politician in the first place.
Bill Shorten tried to cover-up that his former campaign manager now works in the Police Minister’s office
One thing that obviously helps Bill Shorten keep the wolves at bay regarding his crimes is the fact that Fiona Ward who is of Shorten’s former staff members works for the Victorian Minister for Police Wade Noonan MP. Bill Shorten tried his best not to name Fiona Ward when he gave evidence at the Royal Commission but was in effect forced to. (Click here to read more)
Rape allegations – Why Shorten must address the rape allegations before he becomes PM
On the 20th August 2014 the Victoria Police issued a statement in relation to rape allegations against Bill Shorten saying “Investigating police sought advice from the Office of Public Prosecutions, which advised there was no reasonable prospect of conviction,”. (Click here to read more)
At no stage has Bill Shorten been cleared of rape. Shorten issued a brief statement at the time but has refused to answer questions and give his side of the story.
If someone wants to be Australian Prime Minister, they have to answer all and every question that is put to them. If Bill Shorten is elected Prime Minister the rape allegations will eat away at his credibility until he has none left. At some stage he will have to address the issue. (Click here to read the numerous stories I have written about the rape investigation)
Shorten gets one of his staff pregnant
One of the most popular articles on this website is one published in 2012 about the rumour that Bill Shorten had an affair with one of his staff members who became pregnant. The rumour was published by News Corp’s Piers Akerman but he failed to name Shorten and just said it was a federal politician who had an affair. A few days later Shorten did a two-page interview with the Herald Sun denying the rumour but he did not say what the rumour was that he was actually denying. (Click here to read the article) The bottom line is that Bill Shorten has never actually denied the specific rumour he had an affair.
The above is only a very short summary of Shorten’s corrupt history covered on this website but it is more than enough to show he is not suitable to be PM. As Prime Minister Bill Shorten will not be able to get away with the way he treats the media now nor will the media get away with failing to demand he answers the tough questions that he should.
Bill Shorten is almost bullet proof to any dirt campaign against himself because Malcolm Turnbull is not much better and that is the only thing keeping Shorten in the race for Prime Minister. Malcolm Turnbull has just as many skeletons in the closet himself and he is also owned by certain elements that dictate what he can and cannot do the same as Shorten is owned by the union movement and elements of the Labor Party. I have written about Turnbull’s past numerous times and will do so again given its election time and worth revisiting.
Whoever wins between Shorten and Turnbull will lose the next election if they last that long. The fact that we have had 5 Prime Ministers in the last 6 years shows that the Australian public won’t tolerate crooks and fools anymore. The Labor Party should have elected someone else as leader when they had the chance because they seen the damage former Prime Ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard did to the Labor Party and Bill Shorten will do the same if he becomes PM.
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