The Herald reports:
Victorian MP Cesar Melhem has been referred for possible corruption charges by unions royal commissioner Dyson Heydon who believes his hearings have only uncovered a small tip of widespread union misconduct.
In his final report released on Wednesday, Mr Heydon says thugs and bullies are involved in unions around Australia and misconduct has taken place in every jurisdiction, except the Northern Territory.
He says the misbehaviour can be found in any unionised industry, in any industrial union at any period of time.
“These aberrations cannot be regarded as isolated,” he said.
“They are not the work of a few rogue unions, or a few rogue officials.
“The misconduct exhibits great variety. It is widespread. It is deep-seated.”
He believes what has been uncovered is just the “small tip of an enormous iceberg”.
“It is clear that in many parts of the world constituted by Australian trade union officials, there is room for louts, thugs, bullies, thieves, perjurers, those who threaten violence, errant fiduciaries and organisers of boycotts,” he said.
This is no surprise to those who followed the hearings. The union movement in Australia is deeply corrupt, helped by the fact they effectively control the Australian Labor Party.