The CFMEU notes that the report of the Royal Commission released today contains a number of findings relating to CFMEU officials with recommendations that matters be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions and other agencies.
The Royal Commission is not a court of law and does not exercise judicial power.
Its interim report makes no specific recommendations for legislative change and does not make any findings of corruption against any CFMEU official.
Damning new evidence provided to the Royal Commission by the CFMEU this week has cast serious doubt on the credibility of a key anti-union witness.
Commissioner Dyson Heydon has now deferred findings relating to the evidence of Andrew Zaf.
The CFMEU urges the Commission to make the new material available to the public.
The CFMEU has called on the Royal Commission to reject biased and unsubstantiated submissions of the Counsel Assisting and make findings based on facts.
CFMEU National Construction Secretary Dave Noonan described the submissions and their recommendations as a complete whitewash, fuelled by anti-union prejudice.
“This Commission was set up, funded, and had its terms dictated by the Abbott Liberal Government,” Mr Noonan said. “Nobody should be surprised that these submissions line up with a predetermined outcome and deliver exactly what was expected of them.
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