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Thomson received secret payment of $160,000 after he left HSU

There are 9 comments on the www.theage.com.au story from Apr 19, 2012, titled Thomson received secret payment of $160,000 after he left HSU. In it, www.theage.com.au reports that:

LABOR MP Craig Thomson received a secret payout of almost $160,000 from the Health Services Union three years after he left the union and had been elected to Federal Parliament.

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Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#1 Apr 19, 2012
Ohhhh and the plot thickens...
What do you get if you become a pollie or union rep?

Do I need to have a degree in corruption?
Do I need a degree in law?
Are the government and union officials allowed to use the funds of those they represent to feather their own nests?
Will I (after I have prevented money going to the public for housing and age care and lowering taxes)get a huge retirement payout courtesy of the public purse.
Can I use government funded credit cards for anything I like.....
Can I rort the public purse for air travel for family holidays, motels, affairs, brothels etc?
Can I commit a crime and claim immunity?
Can I tell lies with impunity..
Can I redecorate the Lodge with expensive pieces, on the public purse?
Can I be wined and dined by big bussiness?
I do know I can't drive without a license in Queensland!

Sounds like these jobs are up their with Ceo's and drug dealing...mmmmm let me think which one will make me the most money with the least effort......
All of the above...
Aussie

Churchlands, Australia

#2 Apr 19, 2012
Thompson is just a slimy slug and needs to be squashed like a bug.
Gillard will be busy sucking his nut sack to save
Labor and her arse though.

Pathetic.

“We don't have to take it”

Since: Jun 08

WhereTFamI?

#3 Apr 19, 2012
QUESTIONS WITHOUT ANSWERS

Can anyone please explain why this man is still employed as an MP and why TAXPAYERS are still paying his wages?

Can anyone please explain why an unpaid speeding fine to the value of several hundred dollars - for which an MP is forced to resign - is a far bigger crime than monetary fraud to the tune of several hundred thousand dollars?

Can anyone please explain why a Prime Minister can still hold office after she has officially been charged in the Courts with treason?

And the most important question of all - exactly WHO is actually controlling this country and pulling the strings?????
person in the know

Vineyard, Australia

#4 Apr 19, 2012
What does Thompson hold over Gillard that she keeps standing by him. It does not take blind Freddy it is not doing anything for her reputation.
Dlaide

Adelaide, Australia

#5 Apr 19, 2012
Aussie

Churchlands, Australia

#6 Apr 19, 2012
Gottaliv wrote:
QUESTIONS WITHOUT ANSWERS
Can anyone please explain why this man is still employed as an MP and why TAXPAYERS are still paying his wages?
Can anyone please explain why an unpaid speeding fine to the value of several hundred dollars - for which an MP is forced to resign - is a far bigger crime than monetary fraud to the tune of several hundred thousand dollars?
Can anyone please explain why a Prime Minister can still hold office after she has officially been charged in the Courts with treason?
And the most important question of all - exactly WHO is actually controlling this country and pulling the strings?????
Gillard charged with treason?.....do tell.
Anton

Churchlands, Australia

#7 Apr 19, 2012
person in the know wrote:
What does Thompson hold over Gillard that she keeps standing by him. It does not take blind Freddy it is not doing anything for her reputation.
It is simple. If Thompson gets the arse then Labor wont have the numbers and an election would have to be held. Then Labor will be wiped out and most will join the dole line.
Gillard is only trying to save her neck from the chopping block by backing rodent Thompson.

“We don't have to take it”

Since: Jun 08

WhereTFamI?

#8 Apr 20, 2012
Aussie wrote:
<quoted text>
Gillard charged with treason?.....do tell.
Just Google it.
Toby

Brisbane, Australia

#9 Oct 5, 2012
Anton wrote:
<quoted text>
It is simple. If Thompson gets the arse then Labor wont have the numbers and an election would have to be held. Then Labor will be wiped out and most will join the dole line.
Gillard is only trying to save her neck from the chopping block by backing rodent Thompson.
Hopefully the cops and the DPP do a deal with Williamson to roll over on his grubby labor/Union mates, in return for a lesser sentence. As it Stands his looking at at least 10 yrs in the slammer. And the Tax people will now be going over him for tax evasion. Blokes don't like going to jail for a long time and leaving there wives out there on the loose. WOW know what happens there. Don't know whether Williamsons misses is a hottie. HA HA>

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