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Created Tue 23/09/2014, Last Updated Tue 23/09/2014

Disturbing claims of 457 visa abuse and sham contracting must be investigated

Claims of sham contracting and 457 visa abuse made in the trade union royal commission must be thoroughly investigated, the CFMEU said today. 

A former employee of Lis-Con, one of the companies appearing in the commission, has come forward with disturbing allegations including immigration fraud, tax fraud, bullying and intimidation. 

“Here we have a whistleblower shining a light on systematic exploitation of overseas workers and rorting of Australia’s skilled migration scheme,” said CFMEU Construction Secretary Dave Noonan. 

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Created Fri 19/09/2014, Last Updated Fri 19/09/2014

CFMEU calls on Abbott to fight crime instead of attacking workers’ rights

The CFMEU today called on the Abbott Government to properly fund law enforcement agencies – at both the state and federal level - so that that police are properly funded to fight crime.

CFMEU National Construction Secretary Dave Noonan made the call following claims made yesterday at the Royal Commission into Trade Unions from Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Stephen Fontana.

“The police have an important job to do and are supported in this by the community and by the CFMEU,” he said.

Created Wed 17/09/2014, Last Updated Wed 17/09/2014

CFMEU outlines serious concerns about Royal Commission procedures.

Letters to the Royal Commission 

The CFMEU’s legal team has provided letters to the Royal Commission outlining serious concerns about procedure and the investigation of evidence presented to the Commission. The letters are attached in three documents below. 

1. Failure to properly investigate adverse evidence

Letters dated 15 September and 22 July 2014