Political polling company used by Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and GetUp! co-owned by CFMMEU and ACTU, investigation reveals

Original article by Pat McGrath, Jeremy Story Carter, Sarah Curnow
abc.net au – Page: Online : 10-Apr-19

An ABC investigation has revealed that the ACTU and the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining & Energy Union are co-owners of Melbourne-based public opinion polling firm uComms. A spokeswoman for the ACTU has rejected concerns about a conflict of interests, but the University of Sydney’s Professor Simon Jackman says polling firms should disclose any political connections in their ownership structure. Some clients uComms are believed to have expressed their intention to cease using the firm for polling in the wake of the revelations. Tomorrow ABIX will publish details of who owns each of the major market research and polling companies which survey in Australia.

CORPORATES
UCOMMS, ACTU, CONSTRUCTION, FORESTRY, MARITIME, MINING AND ENERGY UNION OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, GETUP LIMITED, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

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