November 07, 2015 | Graham

Issue not whether Shorten’s actions were illegal, but whether they should have been

Bill Shorten is crying foul because the Trade Union Royal Commission advised us late on Friday he had not broken the law.

This begs the question. There should be a law forbidding what he did.

He took money from employers that he was negotiating wage agreements with. This is an unacceptable conflict of interest and ought to be illegal.

Any ethical person would not do it.

Bill Shorten is not an ethical person.

If he was a lawyer and did this he would be struck off.

But due to corruption of the legal system by government legislation, apparently union leaders are not held to any fiduciary duties.

This defect in the law “proves” the commission is a witch hunt, despite the fact that 10s of crooked union officials have been referred to police because they have used these sorts of tactics in areas which are free from industrial relations law.

We all need to be asking not why the commission chose to release the results this late, but why industrial laws allow individuals to do things which in any other sphere would be illegal.

Bill Shorten is a crook. The law just hasn’t caught up with, and defined, his crookedness.

I’m hoping my Labor friends replace him.

Australia deserves better than this.


Posted by Graham at 10:46 pm | Comments (1) |

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  1. Bill shorten is not n ethical person you say Graham?

    Just show me a politician who is and with a moral compass that still not only works but is seen to work!

    I can think of no greater privilege than to work on behalf of your fellow man to ostensibly improve the average lot!

    For mine too many are there because they’ve failed in business? Or just as party hacks collecting patently undeserved reward?

    Oh for the days when folks did this work for free and as unpaid volunteers.

    The westminster system has some good traditions; just none of the sort of folk, including the progressive conservatives, who used to uphold them.

    And who hold among a proud record the outlawing of slavery and child labor! Seen today as (turn a blind eye) “legal” means to line one’s pockets, I daresay?

    And proof that one just doesn’t have to be a former union official to be patently corrupt or less than ethical.

    The Bow Street Runners, (first police force) were founded on a system of set a thief to catch a thief.

    And today’s politics probably demands more of the same?

    What do you think?
    Alan B. Goulding.

    Comment by Alan B. Goulding — November 11, 2015 @ 11:19 am

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