Shorten: HSU conduct ‘disturbing, disappointing’
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Bill Shorten admonishes HSU conduct. Picture: Ray Strange Source: The Advertiser

  • Bill Shorten disturbed and disappointed by HSU report
  • Report revealed member funds spent on escorts, travel
  • HSU conduct “has no place in modern, honest unions”

CRAIG Thomson didn’t notice that bills for Sydney escort services had been put on his Health Services Union credit card, the former Labor MP told investigators.

It wasn’t raised with him by anyone else, Mr Thomson told Fair Work Australia according to documents released tonight by a Senate committee.

But he did know that another union official, Jeff Jackson, had repaid $ 15,000 in union money spent on prostitutes.

The former Labor MP, now an independent, was confronted by FWA investigators with six occasions when his cards were used to pay for prostitutes.

The investigators at one point had to engage in a transcontinental hunt for who wielded the credit card and where.

The FWA investigators found Mr Thomson’s Mastercard had been used to pay $ 330 to an escort service Aboutou…………… continues on

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