HSU thief-in-chief Kathy Jackson will not likely receive the $150,000 salary most had assumed she would be able to snaffle from the HSU National Executive. She had been paid three grand a week prior to taking up the record-breaking $270,000 base-pay salary from HSUeast that she admitted was “obscene.”
The members of the HSU national executive, comprising the states who’ve looked on with horror at the reputational damage done to their union by rorter Kathy Jackson and her rorting foes, friends and fiends, want her gone.
Not only will they not be voting her a salary, of $150,000 or any other amount, VEXNEWS hears they are exploring ways of removing her from the position to distance themselves from the dysfunction, corruption and reputational injury she represents.
The acting national president Chris Brown, who has consistently opposed wrongdoing within the union, from Jackson’s NSW foes or Jackson’s Victorian crime family, told The Australian’s Ean Higgins:
“We just don’t give someone $150,000 to do nothing.”
That appears to be a substantial change in policy for the long-suffering Victorian HSU membership and will cause members of the union considerable relief.
After many months of laughing about how she’d manipulated and gamed most of the nation’s journalists, Jackson met her Waterloo in the Federal Court, where most had assumed the Commonwealth would struggle with an innovative and unusual application before a judge said to be a strict black-letter law kind of judicial officer.
It didn’t take Justice Flick long to reach the conclusions most close observers meet after a time: she’s mad, bad and dangerous to know.
She’s also not been able to pull the Zegna wool over the eyes of Peter Wicks, an ALP Lefty turned investigative online reporter who has amply demonstrated that Jackson has serious questions to answer about her use of HSU credit cards, in addition to dozens of other dubious transactions, including a payment to Hong Kong that – as we revealed recently – did not go to the person recorded in HSU #3 branch records. Wicks wrote today “Call it a hunch, but I don’t think this is the last time Kathy will see the inside of a courtroom.” He’s been right so far.
Naturally, the raging political monster Wacko Jacko T-Rexhad a few last minute tricks of her own too. Leaking a salacious affidavit to the Fin Review, which no-one else picked up and could be the subject of defamation proceedings at the worst time for its parent company Fairfax as it is staring into an abyss of its own mismanagement and obsolescence. It’s a shame because we had definitely detected improvement at the Fin. We spoke too soon perhaps.
The author of the article – like most in the tabs and radio – will struggle to live down the eventual embarrassment of reporting Jackson’s uncorroborated claims about anything or anyone as fact, particularly as there were many witnesses who can confirm that – at least in this case – Jackson is willing to risk perjury to lash out at foes who’ve cruelly taken her mega-salary, luxury car, unlimited expenses account and licence to steal away from her.
Mercifully, Justice Flick was not so easily duped by the HSU’s Little Miss Greedy. He rejected her last-minute application to completely re-open the case, with new ever-more imaginative claims against anyone who ailed her, and proceeded to slot her and other HSUeast officials.
And as a result, HSU members have a fighting chance of winning their union back from the den of thieves that have controlled it until now.