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SUSPECT: HSU so-called “whistleblower” Kathy Jackson subject of fraud investigation

KathyjacksonbustedDisgraced former HSU East executive president Kathy Jackson is in the news today.

The Daily Telegraph – once her enthusiastic champion – reports that Victoria Police are conducting a fraud investigation into her relating to wrongdoing uncovered by other union officials and previously revealed by VEXNEWS and the intrepid online investigative reporter Peter Wicks on the excellent Independent Australia website.

They reveal:

Documents relating to alleged payment of childcare fees for Ms Jackson’s son, the disappearance of several computers, $12,500 in postage and shipping reimbursement to Ms Jackson and a $22,000 payment to a Hong Kong woman were also included in documents referred to police…

The separate claims relating to Ms Jackson include wages paid by the union to the children of Ms Jackson’s partner, the vice-president of Fair Work Australia, Michael Lawler. The document claimed the wages had not been disclosed as related party transactions – as required.

There was also $58,000 in allegedly unaccounted for EFT payments to Ms Jackson’s former husband and HSU official Jeff Jackson.

Police have also been asked to investigate $36,774 in payments from the union to a consultancy company which lists Ms Jackson as a director.

KathyjacksonpaulhowesWhen asked about these matters by the Tele, Jackson feigned surprise and ignorance. However, VEXNEWS understands Jackson and her Victorian sidekick Marco Bolano (whose departing salary prior to his suspension was in excess of $200,000 per annum) have both been interviewed by authorities over corrupt practices engaged in by them at the HSU.

Under increasing pressure Jackson lashed out at foes including those at the AWU, falsely suggesting its current leadership was responsible for the wrongdoing of militant leftist predecessors they defeated.

In one case Jackson accused former friend Paul Howes, the AWU national secretary, of failing to pursue the issue of Bruce Wilson’s conduct. He was thirteen years old when Wilson and co. were drummed out of the union by Howes’s predecessors who, unlike Jackson who watched over and appears to have participated in widespread malfeasance at the HSU, cracked down on the leftist militants, purged them from the union, reported them to the authorities and took leg an action against them.

Some time very soon, it seems, there’ll be new leadership of the troubled Health Services Union. And if its members vote against Jackson’s stooges at the union, we have no doubt Jackson will be brought to justice over the vast fortune she looted from some of Victoria’s lowest-paid workers.


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  1. I think you mastery of the English language is dubious or you lie. The column you have included says that Jackson is calling for Howes and Shorten to investigate the matter, which they should. It does not make allegations against them. So I don’t know what Shorten & Howe’s ages at the time of the alleged fraud has to do with anything. The burning questions are: why did the AWU have the Police Investigation called off and why didn’t Gillard make a file???

    Posted by Jack Sparrow | August 21, 2012, 10:10
  2. Jack Sparrow’s comments demonstrate the grubbiness of the lunatic Right in their deperation to get rid of Gillard. How they can somehow link the AWU matter to the wilful pillageing of HSU members money by the union’s executive defies any sense of decency. Just once I would like one of them to stand outside of Parliament and make an accusation against JG and then she can retire on the settlement (one way to get their wish), preferrably Paul Kelly who knew what smeares to ask he didn’t need to be told.

    Posted by Rivoboy | August 21, 2012, 11:04
  3. hmmmm all i can do is laugh at his issue… what goes around comes around.. bring on the new leadership and lets get this union back to where it was and maybe just maybe send a cake (without a file) to jackson and balano and their cronies to jail where they belong.

    Posted by annom | August 21, 2012, 11:08
  4. Look I think it’s reasonable for union officials to drive company cars but the least they could do is ensure they are Aussie built ones.

    Posted by LoonyLefty | August 21, 2012, 12:03
  5. They can always call Kate McClymont as a character witness.

    Posted by LoonyLefty | August 21, 2012, 12:06
  6. It was only a matter of time. She was too defensive to not have grubby hands.

    Posted by JJ | August 21, 2012, 13:41
  7. Let’s see how more many more HR Nichols invites she gets now

    Posted by Right Said Fred | August 21, 2012, 15:29
  8. Note to rivoboy, a former senior awu official let slip something about a note book on the grubby wilson affair which was well known about 15 years ago and wilson’s associates & friends involved. Surprise whose name was mentioned all those years ago. hmmmmmmm!!!!

    Posted by cynic | August 21, 2012, 15:35
  9. Bolano is the only true hope for the HSU, the members are sure to back this brilliant leader who will one day be PM.

    Posted by Leonie | August 21, 2012, 16:52
  10. She has a nice rack, but I’d recommend use of a 40′ plank if you ever want to see daylight again.

    Posted by Ex HSU Office Boy | August 21, 2012, 18:06
  11. The AWU, under Shortens’ leadership has it’s own skeletons in the closet. One reaps what one sows.

    Posted by Shortened Odds | August 21, 2012, 19:42
  12. i suggest DEAN MIGHELL will be sharing the same plank.you are a dead man walking.like the FWA letter,time to go fig,coward,grandma it’s all over.ROTTEN TO THE CORE….

    Posted by jimmy | August 21, 2012, 21:04
  13. Will need combination to the safe.DEAN before you go GOAL…….

    Posted by jimmy | August 21, 2012, 21:07
  14. Ha the safe will be going with him and the scooter, the kids motorbikes & all the other goodies members have paid for. Guns in the dam time

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmate | August 21, 2012, 21:26
  15. The responses by the right and enemies of the Govt here merely highlight the sick society Abbott and his filth have cultivated in this country. He endorsed Jackson, he endorsed the absurd attacks on Speaker Slipper by the ‘friends’ Ashby and Pyne.
    When this sordid unpatriotic attempt to bring down a legitimate Govt by the LNP and the MSM is finally played out, there will be more than a few public identities absent with leave.

    Posted by dafid1 | August 21, 2012, 21:46
  16. dafid 1 you should pity Mizz Jackson as she will be abandoned by Nichols/Abbott just as poor old Grech was.

    Leonie : Bolano ? you been raiding the drug cabinet again or sniffing that laughing gas?

    Posted by LoonyLefty | August 21, 2012, 22:52
  17. THANKS DEAN.the authority’s have woken up to you.it’s all over….will keep mandy warm i promise.

    Posted by jimmy | August 22, 2012, 7:13
  18. Leonie, what hold does Balano have on you, obviously you must be another of his puppets or are you just as corrupt as he is. Maybe you are another stooge. There is not much time left for him or Jackson and maybe you also. It would be interesting seeing you all sharing the same cell!!!

    Posted by annom | August 22, 2012, 8:27
  19. I have seen many many elections in my time and seem the same amount of Governments, but I have never seen a Union Official before try to bring down a Labor Government as this woman has done. Something is very very wrong with the whole situation. My first reaction was Jackson was a woman scorned, perhaps she is just jealous or maybe she has mental problems. If she has committed fraud she should be punished, stealing from low paid workers is disgraceful, particularly when her wage was 3 or 4 times the salary they make

    Posted by Chere Reynolds | August 22, 2012, 9:25
  20. How can anyone suggest Bolano is the only saviour for the HSU. This so-called man, a word used lightly, has been led by the nose by his pupet master Kathy Jackson for the past few years. He (Bolano) hasn’t had the intelligence or the backbone to stand up on his own two feet and acknowledge the wrongs that have been occurring in this union by those in Sydney and his very one boss Kathy Jackson. Leonie, obviously one of the many over paid and never work organisers in Vic who like all the organisers in Vic have been brainwashed into believing all that Jackson/ Bolano have been telling them, all the Vic organisers have been on easy street for way to long and the members are rightly so, fed up with it. The truly only hope for the HSU in Vic is for the members to elect a NEW exec with no connections to Bolano and Jackson and after such election most if not all the current Vic organisers are sacked and replaced with organisers who are their for the members and not there for the money and the politics.

    Posted by The Truth Will Come Out | August 22, 2012, 9:41
  21. Is anyone able to clarify exactly who is running for elections in the Vic 1 Branch and of those who are running what is their relationship to Bolano and both Jeff and Kathy Jackson. For the sake of this union we need to know exactly who is who in this current zoo called HSU.

    Posted by Vic 1 Member | August 22, 2012, 9:50
    Look I think it’s reasonable for union officials to drive company cars but the least they could do is ensure they are Aussie built ones.
    what a brilliant idea ! support local manufacturing. try and tell that to the Victorian ETU half of them drive Toyota 4WDs and the working class hero , MigHell has driven a land cruiser for years , claiming a car allowance. he then has the audacity to say he sticks up for Vic Manufacturing and tries to say everyone else is selling out Australian workers. MigHells car allowance is paid by ETU members , it should be used on an Australian manufactured vehicle. what a dog. he must be about due for another overseas junket… at the members expense

    Posted by not welcome at Pats funeral | August 22, 2012, 10:03
  23. Its either the Bolano truth and justice ticket or Stuart Miller and his boss Porky Fegan, go Marco the staff are backing you

    Posted by Go Bolano | August 22, 2012, 10:04
  24. And remember poor old Bolano is paying a dreadful price according to hack McClymont because the fool has a million dollar mortgage.

    Kate “Thomson’s Gone Feral” McClymont has never bothered to investigate a genuine HSU member struggling to pay a mortgage and run a second hand Toyota whilst her “heroes” swan about in Volvos.

    Posted by LoonyLefty | August 22, 2012, 14:36
  25. Go Bolano !!! How could you in all honesty use the word Bolano and Justice in the same sentence unless it is in the context of “Jutice has been done as Bolano faces charges “. Come on and get real, if you truly know Bolano, you will really know how much this man has been paid and how little he has actually done to clean up our union and stand up and speak without the hand of Jackson up his backside pulling his vocal cords. Everyone knows that Bolano is not innocent and is not alone, Kathy Javkson, Jeff Jackson and Michael Williamson all have rorted this union of its members money for years. It’s about time even those blindly loyal to this group wake up and say enough is enough, they have had a good run, indeed a VERY good run however now is the time to say so long. For this union to survive, it has to be a fresh start and a clean start with none of the old brigade involved. Bring the union back to the members and not to the few corrupt officials.

    Posted by OMG | August 22, 2012, 15:08
  26. Bolano is a working class hero!

    Posted by Leonie | August 22, 2012, 17:00
  27. Bolano has all the signs of a chronic masturbator. Sweaty hairy palms, nervous beady eyes and introvert behavior.

    Posted by anon | August 22, 2012, 18:58
  28. It’s hilarious that Kate calls someone feral when she has based her entire yarn on a disalllowed credit slip in the name of Craig ThomPson dated 2 years before he moved to Sydney.

    Perhaps if she had learnt to read.

    Posted by Marilyn | August 22, 2012, 19:05
  29. Who do you want? Bolano or Fegans stooge?

    Posted by Workers first | August 22, 2012, 19:36
  30. i hear!!! DEANS off overseas in the next two weeks, before he joins BOB ‘NO GOOD’ KATTERS PARTY.authority’s closing in.media all over man-dean portfolio all about to be exposed.

    Posted by jimmy | August 22, 2012, 21:11
  31. workers first – a ticket run by porky pauline with billy bunter as the stooge would be better thank bonking bolano. Get real

    Posted by veronica stevens | August 22, 2012, 21:16
  32. Dean is my chaperon whilst I film my latest DVD in Thailand. If you promise to keep it a secret he has a guest appearance in the movie with Mr Worthing. The film is called ‘Give it to me Baby’.

    Posted by Delores the She-male | August 22, 2012, 21:22
  33. The few of you who hate Bolano are outnumbered by the thousands who love him

    Posted by Ruth | August 22, 2012, 21:59
  34. I am led to believe that what we are currently reading in the Australian about Dean Mighell, is actually been leaked by Dean himself. This is to try and lift his profile to assist him gain pre selection of a senate seat.

    Posted by Champs | August 22, 2012, 22:14
  35. maximum wages 70,000 for HSU executive ?

    Posted by Freddy | August 23, 2012, 0:42
  36. Where is workers first info?

    Posted by long lost | August 23, 2012, 0:51
  37. 2 stories in the Telegraph about Jackson being investigated by police. I wonder if McClymont will read about this “new” information about her hero.

    Posted by Sue | August 23, 2012, 7:47
  38. If its only Miller and Bolano standing, there is no future beyond a repeat of the past.

    For God’s sake, decent HSU members put up an alternate ticket (just the one though!)

    Posted by Balkan Bog | August 23, 2012, 8:47
  39. Bolano is the only answer to the HSU problems, No Miller No Fegan

    Posted by concerned staff member | August 23, 2012, 9:57
  40. Stuart Miller was a well respected and knowledgable organiser when visiting our worksite. If he does form part of a ticket I will, along with numerous other members be voting for that ticket. Bolano is the past and knee deep in the undoing of this union in the first place along with Kathy Jackson and some from the north. Bolano didn’t even have the guts to tell members about the merger prior to it happened. The man can’t be trusted and is only init for the money

    Posted by Southern Vic 1 long time member | August 23, 2012, 11:34
  41. Southern = Porky Fegan

    Posted by Bolano is the answer | August 23, 2012, 12:15
  42. i want that DVD Delores…. how do i get a copy.

    Posted by jimmy | August 23, 2012, 17:12
  43. I hear there are now Vics talking to the HS spilling their guts about all the trips to France 10 in 18 months that is a lot of frequent flyer points

    People are cruel but people that have been screwed can probably justify that

    Adieu oh corrompu un happy trails

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmate | August 23, 2012, 17:21
  44. Qui suis-je? Je suis un haut dirigeant syndical de Victoria, j’ai utilisé les membres de mon argent à voyager en France dix fois au cours des dix-huit derniers mois sur la prémisse de la recherche sépultures de guerre pour ont perdu des membres. J’ai été dans la presse beaucoup récemment et certains disent que j’ai un très corrompu première à deviner reçoit mon DVD

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmate | August 23, 2012, 17:26
  45. I know, I know! DEAN?

    Posted by HowcanyoupartyinaUKmotelroom | August 23, 2012, 17:35
  46. Maybe it is time that Worthless and Stitches were put on a lie detector over whether or not there was a party in She Mighell’s room that night from what I know there was no party the room was extremely small She Mighell rang Suzanna in the privacy of his room all by himself

    Posted by Everyonecovereditup | August 23, 2012, 17:47
  47. Unbelievable!

    Posted by The End Is Nigh | August 23, 2012, 20:32
  48. JuLiar is gone. Her performance today was pathetic.

    Posted by Anonski | August 24, 2012, 1:04
  49. @Balkan Bog Who goes on the ticket?
    suggestion welcome post here

    Posted by Freddy | August 24, 2012, 1:09
  50. i know another one that is gone to!!!DEAN MIGHELL….

    Posted by jimmy | August 24, 2012, 5:28
  51. Good to hear Harris, Balta, Lia and Merhi and couple of other organisers are showing some backbone by supporting Grey’s push to get rid of the corrupt cancer that is Mighell

    Posted by Stand up for the people you represent | August 24, 2012, 10:25
  52. Thank God! Someone needs to stand up and save this place, Troy is the only one that can fix this.

    Posted by The End is Nigh | August 24, 2012, 10:50
  53. @Freddy its not for me to say, a clean honest senior stewerd from a major metro, and another from a regional for A/Sec/treasurer

    The members are bursting at the seams for a cleanskin.

    Miller aka Fegan maybe better than Bolano=Jackson, but its not the greatest choice is it?

    I remain hopeful that someone, somewhere is keeping their powder dry until nominations open.

    Posted by Balkan Bog | August 24, 2012, 14:28
  54. I see the lovely Diana Mayor of Somewhere is now representing former HSU members in the Northeast as a private consultant. Not in the spirit of unionism. Wonder what her fee is?

    Posted by Its not over yet | August 24, 2012, 14:33
  55. All I have to say is thank God Balano is south of the boarder and the sooner we can send Jackson back to where she came from the better.
    Oh,and Leonie I always knew you were a strange.

    Posted by HSU Member | August 24, 2012, 16:57
  56. @standupforthepeopleyourepresent What a crock of shit! All of the organizers are one hundred and fifty percent behind Dean he isn’t going anywhere.

    Maybe you and your mates should have a long hard look in the mirror. Dean is our man and like the MUA he’s here to stay, long live the king

    Posted by Dean is a GOD | August 24, 2012, 19:10
  57. This is an awful site.

    Posted by Oscar | August 24, 2012, 19:45
  58. Why would anyone waste time wading through this malicious pile. I’m leaving. Got better things to do.

    Posted by Oscar | August 24, 2012, 19:47
  59. Dean is a God, funny stuff, you are either delusional or Dean or both.

    Did you get all your stuff out today Dean? The shredder must be working overtime

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmate | August 24, 2012, 20:57
  60. Jiimmy, we should catch up. You could invite Your matesmate. I hear Troy had a spooky meeting today without Dean, somewhere in Geelong.

    Posted by Champsmate | August 24, 2012, 22:42
  61. All for catching up with good comrades comrade

    Perhaps it was an innocent game of backgammon?

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmate | August 24, 2012, 22:48
  62. Champsmate if you bent over I’d love to push your stool in for you, can we meet in a public toilet somewhere?

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmate | August 25, 2012, 0:07
  63. Bolano is nothing more than a thug and a thief and has no knowledge on how to run an affective union. If he gets back in all what will happen is his favourite organisers will get pay rises and his salary will comparable to before ( $240 K ) and once again the members will be shafted. Anyone is better than this coward.

    Posted by OMG | August 25, 2012, 3:41
  64. Deanys at it again by the looks, don’t worry mate you will soon. Have plenty of time on your hands to act on all your fantasies

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmate | August 25, 2012, 8:06
  65. I undertand that the victorian Shooters may be running a candidate in the senate and Dean Mighell may be the one, should Katter not offer his blood brother a spot for KAP? Anyone have any info?

    Posted by champsmatesmate | August 25, 2012, 11:49
  66. A lot of money spent on the recent SSAV elections, big glossy brochures, fancy envelopes, reminded me of something, another election somewhere……..

    All professionally done too, funny how 4 Neville Nobodies would spend that sort of money on an election where the positions were voluntary!? I assume the candidates paid for that all out of their own pockets though right?

    What does a stamp cost these days? 26,000 letters x a stamp + the production costs + the smicho envelopes, would have to ge nudging $50,000.00 total. These four Nevilles are obviously very rich me being able to throw that much at an election.

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmate | August 25, 2012, 11:56
  67. Don’t forget the threats against their opposition!

    Lots of cash thrown at Sporting Shooters Vic elections & threats as well, sounds like a typical Mighell show that

    Posted by The End is Nigh | August 25, 2012, 12:00
  68. It is all under control! I’ve now got Balta, Lia, Merhi, Mooney, McKinnon and hopefully Scott. Arnett hates both of us so I got the numbers

    Mick wants to bash me but hat happens most days anyways, won’t be long & FIG will be gone fellas, hang in there

    Devin is off spilling his guts to every Journo in town, it’s turning into a complete farce, have faith my Brothers, not long to go now

    Posted by Troy Lives | August 25, 2012, 12:13
  69. What’s deans number?

    Posted by susannasmate | August 25, 2012, 12:20
  70. What is Wes doing with the ETU. I met him la few months ago and he told me we would be the next Secretary as Troy would be tarnished due to his close involvement with Mighell and his shady deals.

    Posted by stevo | August 25, 2012, 12:37
  71. Nice try Dean is a GOD , Mighell is stupid but he isn’t that stupid. If grey thinks he can tell a number of Sec,s from other states and other unions that mighell has to go as soon as possible and He will build bridges once He’s gone (good luck with that) and Mighell won’t find out about it and He won’t have an idea on which organisers supports grey in punting Him then greys dreaming.
    Why do you think McKinnon is meeting His new replacement on Monday?
    Stop being so gutless and stand up, the blokes corrupt and you know it

    Posted by Weak as piss | August 25, 2012, 13:04
  72. McKinnon isn’t going anywhere that why he’s now in my camp. Trust the new leadership we will not just be building new bridges they will be big concrete bastards

    Trust Troy, I won’t let you all down

    Posted by Troy Lives | August 25, 2012, 14:12
  73. Good to see you are using the patented Landeryou Hagification Device C) on KJ’s photo.[VEXNEWS: Pic unaltered]

    Posted by A Clockwork Lemon | August 25, 2012, 17:39
  74. Love how all you wankers carry on. Dean is King, Dean rules, Dean isn’t going anywhere it’s about time all you drop kicks realized that he’s the man and will continue to be for as long as he wants to be

    We are still waiting to see all this proof that he’s a crook, still waiting

    Posted by Dean is a GOD | August 25, 2012, 17:41
  75. Watch this space. Loose ends are starting to unravel.

    Troy is the man….

    Posted by Dean is a DOG | August 25, 2012, 22:49
  76. Marco Bolano was elected in 2009 to the position of secretary of victoria number 1 branch by hsu members.
    In only a matter of months members found that they now had a union named HSU EAST an amalgamation not authorised by HSU members how can any member trust Bolano and his supporters.

    Country hospitals that have not seen an organiser for 2 years, change impact statements sent to Hsueast by management and the union does not follow up or respond on members behalf resulting in reduction of hours, reduction of staffing.
    Request by members to the union to lodge dispute notices to management ignored.


    We are funding this ticket ourselves so do not expect
    any glossy election material we do not have the funds that other teams will receive from their political mates with a vested interest in our union.

    Posted by HSU MEMBER | August 25, 2012, 23:27
  77. @Balkan Bog
    New line
    M c (ex MB)
    M M (Nat)

    Posted by Freddy | August 26, 2012, 0:18
  78. What do you hear now about fegan, seems to have changed

    Posted by Freddy | August 26, 2012, 0:19
  79. Fegan is a scab, anti worker to the core

    Posted by Workers first | August 26, 2012, 0:48
  80. Hi, All HSU members if you are facing workplace change
    without consultation and not receiving the industrial advice or representation from the present staff at the HSU office Email the Administrator Sir Justice Michael Moore with your concerns. Email address below.

    outlining your industrial issues and ask for the proper industrial representation that you pay for.

    The current staff are to busy electioneering to get themselves elected rather than attending to members problems.

    Posted by HSU MEMBERS TOLD HSU STAFF HAVE 100 DAY FREEZE | August 26, 2012, 1:04
  81. Will Marco Bolano or Diana Asmar still stand for election given that Sir Justice Moore will determine the wages for The Secretary and Assistant Secretary of hsu
    Vic number 1.

    Posted by HSU VIC 1 OFFICIALS WAGES | August 26, 2012, 8:29
  82. Believe it when I see it

    By the way you misspelt his title

    Posted by Dean is a GOD | August 26, 2012, 8:31
  83. is Dean Mighell taking up a postion with the HSU? According to sources within the Vic ETU – This may be the case.

    Posted by HSU member 4 | August 26, 2012, 14:44
  84. Nice try, flood this with shit about the ETU, we, the members of HSU know who is doing this. If you were really ETU members would you be accepting $17 an hour to clean up shit – no you would not – you are being well and your union did it for you. HSU members, remember your vote is very important, vote for a clean team. Do not bring back hacks like Fegan,Miller, Bolano – they never have cared about you

    Posted by veronica | August 26, 2012, 17:05
  85. I’m voting for the end of that union, i want to vote for Asmar!

    Posted by Turds piled high | August 26, 2012, 18:39
  86. DEAN… will fit in well at HSU corrupt.mandean portfolio very good reading so many company arrangements. DEAN.how did your meeting with bill kelty go.

    Posted by jimmy | August 26, 2012, 22:45
  87. DEAN…Who do you prefer mandy,kathy or susanna?

    Posted by jimmy | August 26, 2012, 22:48
  88. Evidence?

    Posted by Freddy | August 26, 2012, 22:59
  89. Asmar spotted in country vic

    Posted by Malvern | August 26, 2012, 23:00
  90. $60,000 for assistant $65,k for secetary

    Posted by Freddy | August 26, 2012, 23:26

    What will this achieve.

    Posted by Freddy | August 26, 2012, 23:28
  92. 77k for Sec

    Posted by long lost | August 27, 2012, 1:06
  93. @Balkan Bog join United front HSU

    Posted by Freddy | August 27, 2012, 1:07
  94. HSUeast is dead, Long live the HSU.
    Looking forward to the coming glory of a strongly led union. There’s so much to do, so many unfairly treated hospital workers who need the strength of numbers on there shoulders as they face off with union bashing managers who daily make there work life a misery. So much to do to improve work life balance as it is daily eroded by badly managed agreements. Hospital HRs are running rings around their workers. Intimidation, threats and industrial bullying have reach new heights while HSU looks to find itself. VHIA has successfully stripped many basic entitlements from health awards as offsets for CPI increases. Now more than ever we need a union to protect the weak and to fight for the righteous. HSU will prevail again. We need the HSU!!!!

    Posted by princealfred | August 27, 2012, 15:16
  95. ETU pays better $140,000 + 18% super you get to keep levy money,your own safe.set a company up called MANDEAN 8 investment properties,credit cards,motor bikes for the kids,overseas junkets,four wheel drives,shooters association,aberfeldie fc,coburg cc,light globes,swags,first aid kits the ETU is a money machine worth $54 million minus $48,000 that is missing.

    Posted by jimmy | August 27, 2012, 15:19
  96. jimmy, $140,000 that is less than half the officials of HSU were getting, only $48,000 missing, we are talking millions with the HSU. Jimmy, what is your hourly rate – bet it is twice and three times higher than the HSU workers -crawl into your hole. Let this post be about people you cannot put food on the table, people who got a 2.5% pay increase for 2 years and then 1.25% for the next two years. You would not even get out of bed for what they are paid

    Posted by vstevens | August 27, 2012, 16:14
  97. Oh there’s a lot more that $48,000 a lot lot more

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmate | August 27, 2012, 21:04
  98. This guy makes the HSU look like a kindergarten, more rorts, more missing $$$ more corruption

    Posted by Theendisnigh | August 27, 2012, 21:53
  99. Charges against Kathy Jackson

    Charge 1: the Toomey Pegg contract: gross misbehavior 1
    Charge 2: the Rob Elliott contract: a substantial breach of the rules 4
    Charge 3 – holding multiple paid offices 7
    Charge 4 – not remitting HESTA fees – a substantial breach of the Union’s rules 8
    Charge 5 – Gross neglect of duty 10
    Charge 6 – Gross misbehavior 21
    Charge 7 – the Rob Elliott contract: gross misbehavior 23
    Charge 8 – the Rob Elliott contract: misappropriation of funds 23
    Charge 9 – not remitting HESTA fees: gross misbehavior 23
    Charge 10 – not remitting HESTA fees: misappropriation of union funds 24

    Posted by Balkan Bog | August 28, 2012, 8:22
  100. I am disgusted with this current union, you never see an organiser, when you call the call centre the people on the phones don’t care and simply fob you off, rank and file members ate totally fed up with this union being in the news all for the wrong reasons and in the meantime, hospital HR departments are having a field day riding roughshod over its lowly paid workers. I don’t know if Kathy Jackson or any one else for that matter is guilty , let the courts decide, what I do know is for this union to succeed and again grow into an effective union members need a fresh clear new direction. This means the old guard such as Jackson, Bolano, Fegan, Behrens, and anyone connected with these people should not be supported as its time to move forward. For the sake of the members please, let’s move forward with new people and a new direction.

    Posted by Vic Member | August 28, 2012, 9:31
  101. I think its best if there are issues with Jackson that it is sorted out before their next election, my personal opinion is that is something radically wrong with that women and I felt so from the start. The HSU members deserve good management, this whole issue is about them and their money..Jackson just hijacked the issue for her own advantage

    Posted by Obeserver | August 28, 2012, 11:07
  102. @princealfred you are hitting the issues on the nose, good on you

    Posted by Freddy | August 28, 2012, 11:44
  103. Charge 11 – Colluding with torries
    Charge 12 – hater of right

    Posted by Freddy | August 28, 2012, 11:47
  104. CV = concerned staff member

    Posted by long lost | August 28, 2012, 11:49
  105. You dicks don’t get it. The question you should be asking now is ” Where did Asmar, Bolano and Byron get the money from for the last election or more importantly who did they get it from”?

    Posted by Royal Commissioner | August 28, 2012, 13:22
  106. Just saw Mighell in Sydney wtf is he up to now?!?

    Posted by The End Is Nigh | August 28, 2012, 16:36
  107. Dean is right behind me.

    Posted by Delores the She-male | August 28, 2012, 17:17
  108. Not suprised have not seen him at a dispute in 5 years grocon.national mag no dean……

    Posted by Jimmy | August 28, 2012, 17:43
  109. He seems to get a run in the Australian a bit

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmate | August 28, 2012, 17:50
  110. Congratulations to Marco for raising 25k at his fundraiser last Friday. top that Asmar and stewie

    Posted by Bolano is the answer | August 28, 2012, 17:57
  111. Bolano is the answer, so he raised 25k, what donations were there. Will not help him as the members cannot stand the thug. Memo to Diana, members NOT happy you sending texts to them. Where did you get their private information – perhaps you have kept it from the last election – oh the privacy commissioner is going to love this.

    Posted by vstevens | August 28, 2012, 19:36
  112. Bolano is the answer….obviously one of his many blinded organisers from Victoria who are all to naive to understand Bolano has virtually no chance of winning this election, he might have some support form a couple of Southern Hospitals bit the vast majority of members around the State are just itching to get rid of him and anyone connected with the past. Poor old Vic organisers, you are all gone after the next election, best you all start looking for a new job.

    Posted by Hmmmmmm | August 28, 2012, 22:31
  113. i am sick to death with everyone taking a shot at Dean. He is a decent bloke. he alsways has money in his safe at work should you run short. Our club never goes without. Thanks Dean, Thanks Protect.

    Posted by Aberfeldie Groundsman | August 28, 2012, 22:38
  114. You can buy tyres with it too if you’re running short on your car allowance

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmatesmate | August 28, 2012, 22:40
  115. Dean is God (Alla) written & spoken by Joe Useless on behalf of the Lebanese Maffia Party. PS leave my mate Dean alone I would not be able to afford my Taxi license or my mistress without him

    Posted by Joeuseless | August 28, 2012, 23:21

    Posted by jimmy | August 29, 2012, 6:24
  117. Hmmmmmmm, couldn’t agree with you anymore. Their has been more visit from organisers in the last couple of weeks than in the last several years, and he has has gaull to ask me any other member to vote for Marco Bolano’s ticket. Where was this organiser a year ago when we needed them when we were all getting screwed by hospital management. Sorry CV but l like every other member have memories and we will vote for anyone but your Bolano.

    Posted by Long time member | August 29, 2012, 7:18
  118. Where was Mighell when the police had a go at construction workers? Gutless bitch would have been far away counting his member’s money that he has stolen.How does one accumulate the wealth he has ????

    Posted by Just about Up | August 29, 2012, 10:23
  119. Dean has set up a number of companies. He has generated his wealth through a number of means. What he keeps in his secret safe is his own business. It is his funny money. If Protect sponsor him, so be it. Pat Power could share some secrets. RIP

    Posted by Stevo | August 29, 2012, 11:38
  120. Was good to see Troy in the front line at Grocon yesterday, it will be good to see an ETU leader leading from the front again, the sooner the better

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmatesmatesmate | August 29, 2012, 14:10
  121. @justaboutup Mighell was in Sydney apparently according to the End is Nigh, he saw him walking past, no one seems to know what he was down for it’s highly unlikely he was there to buy Tighe a beer

    Otherwise I’m sure he would have been at Grocon leading the charge : p

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmate | August 29, 2012, 14:44
  122. I think Asmar will give it a real “shake”. Good to see she is going to negotiate a new EBA. The existing one was only voted on this month!!

    Posted by Camel | August 29, 2012, 16:03
  123. no dean in the national mag.

    Posted by jimmy | August 29, 2012, 17:40
  124. I saw McGlaughlan had an article though, wonder if he checked with Mighell first?

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmateskate | August 29, 2012, 17:46
  125. whats Mighell got to do with the WA Branch. Does he have some influence? Is there something going on.

    Posted by WA Warrior | August 29, 2012, 19:10
  126. Ha ha Mighell’s the CEO of the WA branch, ask McLaughlan if he is allowed to answer

    Posted by Katesmatejimmy | August 29, 2012, 19:12
  127. Thanks for the update Katesmatejimmy. I dont know Mclaughlan real well, mainly deal with Carter. Apparently we get a kick back from Protect or something?

    Posted by WA Warrior | August 29, 2012, 20:40
  128. You are down as a Mighell dependent on his tax return

    Posted by Katesmatejimmy | August 29, 2012, 20:48
  129. This cant be true. When is trev or troy taking over the Sec role. The Vics and WA members deserve more.

    Posted by WA Warrior | August 29, 2012, 20:51
  130. Ask Les about the %per ETU member it costs Protect compared to other states, Mighell has a special deal going to ensure Les’s support. Les is no better than Mighell, Being bought for his support. Turns a blind eye to Mighells alleged CRIMINAL activities.

    Posted by WakeupWAwarrior | August 29, 2012, 21:40
  131. It’s a nice ploy of those associated with Bolano to try to flood this blog with shit about Mighell in an attempt to distract readers about the flaws of the man who as Deputy General Secretary on a salary in excess of $200 K, who never spoke or made a decision unless his puppet master Kathy Jackson authorised him to. If you think that a vast majority of members who have been around long enough who went through the last election as I did know all too well the true facts that led to the merger of our Vic union to those up north and we members all know all too well that Bloano did NOTHING to speak out against it or try to stop it or even worse did not demand that all members be really informed of this suggestion and slowed to vote on it. We all know all too well that Bolano really only supported the merger because his puppet master told him to and that he would be on such a high salary. We all know Marco what you really want, you want the power to again give yourself a huge salary and look after your mates and once in you’ll shit on the members once again. The word is spreading fast this time Bolano, and the end is near the end finally you’ll be gone once and for all, and all those associated with you.

    Posted by Western Member | August 29, 2012, 22:05
  132. Bloano is in the same boat yeah? Na we hate him as well

    Posted by The End is Nigh | August 29, 2012, 22:55
  133. Is Bolano getting a kickback from Protect???????

    Posted by Dennis | August 29, 2012, 23:08
  134. Facebook search United F-

    Posted by Malvern | August 30, 2012, 0:56
  135. Alan I’m bent over naked holding my ankles awaiting your advance at my back door. You may enter at your convenience.

    Posted by Pissy Chryne | August 30, 2012, 1:35
  136. I’m not a huge fan of Troy Grey but at least he is having a go. At least he is sticking up for construction workers.
    It makes me sick that the Herald Sun includes Mighell with other decent union leaders.
    He is a disgrace and is only interested in self gain.
    Troy do us all a favor and cut this bitch u have the numbers so do it and restore our union back to its rightful place back on top.

    Posted by Just about Up | August 30, 2012, 7:38
  137. @ Freddy

    United Front is a group for Jr./Sr. high school students who want to know how God relates to their life,
    (with lots of…

    Posted by Balkan Bog | August 30, 2012, 8:41
  138. @ Freddy

    If I joined I would double their membership…..

    Posted by Balkan Bog | August 30, 2012, 8:43
  139. Hey Marco, you’ll need far more than $25 K to win over enough members to get them to support you this time. We gave you a chance at the last election and you rorted us along with Kathy and Williaimson and possibly other. Your time is up and time for you to move on. Bring onthe election and a fresh start.

    Posted by Member - Monash | August 30, 2012, 9:37
  140. Marco will reign supreme,he is a family man with a passion for representing health workers. The Feganites who who post here will be consigned to the rubbish bin of history!

    Posted by Bolano is the answer | August 30, 2012, 12:00
  141. tell me more regarding the protect deal in WA?

    Posted by jimmy | August 30, 2012, 17:52
  142. Posted by fit for a union leader/ millionaire | August 30, 2012, 18:33
  143. western member, Baloni sold out his mates and the members to merge with Jackson…he’ll do it again if elected, vote Fegan

    Posted by Themediaknowsthetruth | August 30, 2012, 21:08
  144. Well Jimmy, for every $1.00 that Protect collects per WA ETU member it pays out $6.00 on WA claims, nice deal if you can get it hey Les, except you will go down with the Dog Maggot for being bought.

    Posted by WakeupWAwarrior | August 30, 2012, 21:15
  145. @Balkan Bog, united front Hsu
    It is what you make of it

    Posted by Freddy | August 31, 2012, 1:05
  146. Surley the WA executive or council should not allow Les to be blackmailed my Mighell. When is he going

    Posted by Chicka | August 31, 2012, 7:04
  147. NSW branch (and the NSW registered union) secretary: $140,000 plus 9% superannuation;
    NSW branch (and the NSW registered union) secretary assistant secretary/treasurer: $130,000 plus 9% super;
    Victoria no 1 branch secretary: $135,000 plus 9% super; Victoria no 1 branch assistant secretary/treasurer: $125,000 plus 9% super;
    Victoria no 3 branch secretary: $125,000 plus 9% super.

    Posted by Balkan Bog | August 31, 2012, 17:00
  148. Hey Bog, i wouldn’t get out of bed for that sort of money!!

    Posted by Bolano of the people | August 31, 2012, 17:08
  149. @Jimmysmatesmatesmatesmate stay away from our construction site.

    Posted by wattletree | September 1, 2012, 18:10
  150. You a scab or a troll Wattletree? Or both

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmatesmate | September 1, 2012, 18:37
  151. Jackson has never been voted in by members, slipped in the back door, members dislike her for obvious reasons…no chance any ticket she backs will get up.
    Bolano was voted by members but sold them out so cant see them voting him back in…he’ll do it again.
    Asmar/Martorana is the future.

    Posted by Dog | September 1, 2012, 20:11
  152. Your kidding Dog, Asmar is a c#nt

    Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2012, 20:24
  153. All I can say is thank heavens that HSU has split and once again we can all move forward
    All I hope is that either Bob Hull’s members first team win and we have a leader full of integrity and passion
    I will be happy if Gerard Hays ourhsu team win BUT if the Kathy Jackson team lead by the moronic Hart win I resign my membership I would no sooner give that fool any of my hard earned cash and when I resign I will be urging others to do the same

    Posted by Nsw HSU | September 1, 2012, 21:57
  154. The only dog is Bolano, a dog of the highest order and the members are going to let him know and all connected with him. Long live a clean HSU without a Jackson or Bolano at the helm.

    Posted by Member - Monash | September 1, 2012, 22:05
  155. Dean Mighell was seen leaving the HSU building. Whats going on. Sydney ETU one day, HSU the next…

    Posted by HSU Spy | September 2, 2012, 9:55
  156. Comparing notes perhaps?

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmate | September 2, 2012, 9:59
  157. I have a large sub branch in Victoria and I am voting for Asmar- it appears from all my contacts she is only one not aligned to an former officials. Say no to Jackson, Hudson ,Fegan, Elliott, Nader and Gills which means it will be the same old same old.

    Posted by Give her a go | September 2, 2012, 21:26
  158. You are clearly retarded, Asmar is a joke, Bolano is the answer

    Posted by Workers first | September 2, 2012, 22:22
  159. If Asmar wins, its off to the Federal Court over eligibility to stand. Good Luck. PLEASE some fresh faces!!!

    Posted by Balkan Bog | September 3, 2012, 8:34
  160. Swallowing Feeney’s load was a small price to pay to be able to run for the HSU. I’ll be a millionaire by 2015. In Parliament by 2018.

    Feeney and his little gimp Ben Maxfield said they look forward to me working under them. I took this as a sexual advance.

    Posted by Paula Binns & Marco Bolano | September 3, 2012, 10:05
  161. How much money can the Senator Feeney find for our election campaign? Hopefully it will be enough to keep our campaign squad headed by Jeff Jackson relaxed and comfortable with rubs & tugs. Jeff has insisted that we have well-oiled campaigners. Marco prefers greasy ones. It’ll all be worth it in the end when we’re filthy rich like Kathy Jackson. We’re all planning to attend the auction to see how things will end up for us when we win the unwinnable election. Feeney has even promised us a celebration party at his big penthouse with all of his Sussex Street friends and the Victoria Police Fraud & Extortion Squad in attendance. Kathy Jackson has promised a lively floor-show with the HSU’s lawyer (Feeney’s wife) promising tasty morsels for everyone.

    Posted by Paula Binns & Marco Bolano | September 3, 2012, 10:11
  162. Yum

    Posted by Paula Binns & Marco Bolano | September 3, 2012, 10:12
  163. It’s not true that suspended HSU officials have lost their eligibility to run because their no longer eligibility to be members. Boring rules just apply to everyone else. We can do what we want because HSU members are dumb.


    Posted by Paula Binns & Marco Bolano | September 3, 2012, 10:13
  164. Don’t call me a gimp, you thieves.

    Posted by Ben Maxfield | September 3, 2012, 10:14
  165. How’s your million dollar mortgage going Marco, bank called you in for a chat yet?

    Posted by Ben Maxfield | September 3, 2012, 10:14
  166. I hate Monday mornings, having to bring in the iced doughnuts for the boss in time for his 10.30am early start.

    Posted by Ben Maxfield (Sen D. Feeney) | September 3, 2012, 10:15
  167. @hsu spy collecting building insurance protection money our pd paid on full to kathy

    Posted by coonil | September 3, 2012, 11:25
  168. @hsu spy collecting building extortion money. as above our project directior has paid in full. though we are non union

    Posted by coonil | September 3, 2012, 12:27
  169. @hsu spy collecting building extortion money. as above our project directior has paid in full. though we are non union

    Posted by wattletree | September 3, 2012, 13:19
  170. Leave Marco out of it Ben. Mighell has a number of investment properties too.Vic safe houses.

    Posted by Maxy | September 3, 2012, 17:27
  171. My entry into organized crime began with meeting Marco Bolano, then his boss David Feenery, the Marlon Brando impersonator. Feeney introduced himself as a bagman, which I assumed means he likes handbags but he said he funnels money from bosses to his union puppets without telling the members. We agreed it was best for the members not to know where I got the money. Feeney looked at me a bit lust fully but no worse than I’d had with Marco, the horny devil. A handy in the disabled toilets sorted him out.

    From there I was hooked because I too was promised a Balwyn mansion from which I could tell the gullible about the plight of the working poor. He said just because Kathy Jackson couldn’t run because of impending criminal prosecution didn’t meanne HSU business model had to change. Sounded good to me.

    Beats working for a living.

    Posted by Paula Binns | September 3, 2012, 18:41
  172. Hey Ben Maxfield you gimp, I heard the administrator reduced the salaries on us. Feeney said I could reinstate the $400k package Kathy Jackson was on, does that mean I get to keep her used Vulva?

    Posted by Paula Binns | September 3, 2012, 18:45
  173. No Paula, Kathy Jackson’s used Vulva belongs to Michael Lawler at the moment.

    Posted by Ben Maxfield | September 3, 2012, 18:46
  174. If I go to jail for my involvement in HSU election financing rorts, Marco Bolanomhas promised to make homemade pasta.


    Posted by Ben Maxfield | September 3, 2012, 18:47
  175. These are lies, I don’t like handbags,

    Posted by Feeney | September 3, 2012, 18:48
  176. Was that Vulva SUV?

    Posted by Jeff Jackson | September 3, 2012, 18:49
  177. Stop talking about my HSU, it belongs to me. I havent finished sucking it dry yet.

    Posted by Feeney | September 3, 2012, 18:50
  178. Then again Kathy could take a Volvo up there and there would still be room to open its doors.

    Posted by Jeff Jackson | September 3, 2012, 19:46
  179. @Balkan Bog when does the ticket enrollments start and end?

    Posted by Freddy | September 3, 2012, 23:22
  180. Elections

    The Administrator shall:
    24.1 on the completion of the steps set out in paragraphs 14 to 22; and

    24.2 when he is satisfied that the policies referred to in paragraph 21 have been implemented;

    request the General Manager of Fair Work Australia to arrange for the conduct of an election for all offices in the demerged Branches by the Australian Electoral Commission.

    The elections referred to in clause 23 are to be held to fill the vacant offices until the completion of elections to be held in 2014 under rule 29 of the Rules.
    The Administrator must do all things necessary to facilitate the conduct of the elections, including all those things required to be done by a Committee of Management of an organisation under the Act.
    During the period of administration the Administrator shall not:
    27.1 permit the use of the funds or resources of the NSW Union, the HSU East Branch or the demerged Branches for campaigning or electioneering;

    27.2 permit the employees of the NSW Union, the HSU East Branch or the demerged Branches to campaign or electioneer during their working hours; and

    27.3 permit any electioneering or campaign material to be posted on the website of the NSW Union, the HSU East Branch or the demerged Branches.

    The Administrator shall use his best endeavours to ensure the completion of the administration within 120 days of the date of the Order, or such further time as the Court may allow.
    The Administrator shall cease to act under this Scheme on the declaration of the results of the elections provided for in paragraph 23.
    120 days from 21 June 2102, working backwards, pretty bloody soon!

    Posted by Balkan Bog | September 4, 2012, 9:29
  181. Hey did anyone see Troy Gray on TV during the grocon dispute. His title was ETU secretary. so it must be true.

    Posted by Troy's pal | September 4, 2012, 17:14
  182. It would be an improvement

    Posted by Jimmysmatesmate | September 4, 2012, 18:03
  183. Anyone interested in solar panels speak to the Etu another scheme or scam?

    Posted by Jimmy | September 4, 2012, 21:12
  184. Leave my lovely Dean alone, he is such a gentle tiger behind my closed chambre door.

    Posted by Delores the She-male | September 4, 2012, 21:29
  185. whats with this delores she male. Dean a tiger, more like a pussycat. what ever tickles your ( and Deans) fancy. does Kathy Jackson get involved?

    Posted by Champs | September 4, 2012, 22:00
  186. new city group = Marco Bolono

    Posted by Freddy | September 4, 2012, 23:00
  187. Asmar I will vote fro you if you get rid of lazy gimp Jamie Martorana

    Posted by Long lost | September 4, 2012, 23:43
  188. Marco Bolano continues to show and prove he has no balls. He is now not standing as the main person on a ticket as he knows his name is mud. Instead he is getting some other poor schmuck to stand as State Secretary and he will run as asst state secretary. What a pathetic man he is, ruled by Kathy Jackson and now doesn’t have the guts to stand himself. Typical back door type behaviour from this greedy thug. Bye bye Marco ( I can’t speak proper English ) Bolano.

    Posted by From within | September 5, 2012, 8:50
  189. Ted the dishonest liar who lies. Would love to his Parkinson’s speed up a bit more.

    Posted by anon | September 5, 2012, 9:54
  190. Why continue with such lies, Bolano is the only honest broker in all this!

    Posted by Bolano of the people | September 5, 2012, 16:03
  191. @Balkan Bog thanks ,so who do we have running so far and who are there backers

    Has Marco asked someone from the ETU to run for him?

    Posted by Freddy | September 5, 2012, 23:43
  192. @Balkan Bog where to find the nomination forms on Aec web site?

    Posted by Malvern | September 6, 2012, 23:11
  193. Don’t know Freddy but nominations close on 24 September.

    Posted by Balkan bog | September 7, 2012, 14:14
  194. Feeny is an absolute dog of the highest order. It’s obvious to see how low this grub will go to serve his self interests by funding Bolano’s ticket. I only hope the members of HSU see through Bolano’s lies and his past rorting and vote him out and then both he will be gone and not long after him, Feeny will be following him. He was a dog as secretary and has done nothing as an MP.

    Posted by Labor Rat | September 8, 2012, 21:57
  195. Posted by Balkan Bog | September 10, 2012, 8:49
  196. @Balkan Bog
    What do you think I should I go for

    Branch President*
    Branch Senior Vice-President*
    Branch Junior Vice-President*
    Branch Secretary*
    Branch Assistant Secretary-Treasurer*
    Ordinary Member of Branch Committee* (8)
    Branch Delegate to National Council (11)

    Posted by Malvern | September 10, 2012, 23:02
  197. @ Malvern – lol

    As I have said all along, you need a ticket. You can of course opt to stand for a single position, and if it was me I would go for the new position of A/Sec/Treasurer.

    Under the new arrangements its a kind of policeman role on spending and would suit my view of the world, but if I was a voting member I would want to be sure that person had strong accounting skills, a tightarse and not beholden to anyone other than the members, cause it will be a rocky road against an expereinced Branch Secretary, especially one expereinced in autonomous spending.

    Posted by Balkan Bog | September 11, 2012, 8:23
  198. @Balkan Bog

    ok wth better watch out for metro guards(no ticket)
    may ask my branch to vote 4 me, A/Sec/Treasurer I better bone up on my Accounting

    New rule book


    Posted by Malvern | September 11, 2012, 23:34
  199. @Balkan Bog
    what about this rule:
    (iv) Be nominated by a member of the National Council (who shall be a financial member of the Union);

    Posted by Malvern | September 11, 2012, 23:46


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