Shock AWU claims: detective breaks silence on fraud scandal

Original article by Andrew Burrell
The Australian – Page: 1 & 2 : 22-Feb-18

Former Western Australian major fraud squad detective David ­McAlpine headed a two-year investigation into an Australian Workers’ Union slush fund in the late 1990s. He says the WA Director of Public Prosecutions ordered him to cease the investigation shortly before he was slated to travel to Melbourne and executive a series of search warrants concerning the use of money from the slush fund. He also says former executives of Thiess may have misled the trade union royal commission regarding payments that the construction firm made to AWU officials for the slush fund.

CORPORATES
AUSTRALIAN WORKERS’ UNION-FEDERATION OF INDUSTRIAL, MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING EMPLOYEES, AUSTRALIAN WORKERS’ UNION – WORKPLACE REFORM ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED, THIESS PTY LTD, AUSTRALIA. ROYAL COMMISSION INTO TRADE UNION GOVERNANCE AND CORRUPTION, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS, WESTERN AUSTRALIAN POLICE SERVICE, SLATER AND GORDON LIMITED – ASX SGH, MELBOURNE WATER CORPORATION

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