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Losing faith in Aunty

Crikey readers talk refugees and whether the ABC is really unAustralian.

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Kathy Jackson facing litigation of her own in HSU fallout

While she was a key witness against Craig Thomson in the former MP’s prosecution, Health Services Union boss Kathy Jackson faces legal action initiated by her own union.

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Tips and rumours

Facebook post goes wrong at MMM … Alcohol convenience for Age staff … Music to their ears at Tele

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Labor Unity rejoice as Asmar tops HSU poll

Diana Asmar looks set to take out the bitterly-fought battle for secretary of the Victorian Health Services Unions No. 1 branch.

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HSU elections back on track as fresh legal action looms

A legal stoush that threatened to delay the troubled HSU’s internal election has been resolved today.

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Tips and rumours

Is ACT Libs leader making a tilt for federal politics? … backbencher Rudd making international waves … which power couple are to tie the knot in Massachusetts? …

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Victorian HSU fight heads to Federal Court

A candidate for the Health Services Union has been struck off a list of nominations for looming elections. Diana Asmar will fight the decision in the Federal Court and could open a can of worms.

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Claims of dirty tricks in wrestle for HSU control

There are claims of questionable evidence being used in the battle to wrest control of HSUEast.

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Leaked documents reveal full picture of HSU carnage

The remnants of the Health Services Union’s collapsed East branch are being trawled by an administrator. Crikey can now exclusively reveal the full extent of the financial damage.

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Feeney still hanging with Jackson as HSU polls loom

David Feeney remains embroiled in the future of the disgraced Health Services Union to ensure supporters of Kathy Jackson continue to control its Victorian branch.

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Union ‘slush’ funds to persist while elections do

Yesterday the Prime Minister raised the vexed issue of union re-election funds used for the purposes of fighting contested union elections. There’s a long and sordid history.

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HSU hopeful’s hospital ban as elections heat up

The management of a major Melbourne hospital has been dragged into the battle for control of the remnants of the Health Services Union after a Kathy Jackson-rival was barred from campaigning at St Vincent’s Hospital.

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Jackson, Robertson and class of ’04 remembered in print

With the Australian Workers’ Union’s 1994-95 factional machinations all over the news, Crikey thought it pertinent to cast an eye over some of its in-house journal’s archives.

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Media briefs: radio ratings … Fairfax’s free floors … ABC jobs free …

In today’s Media Briefs: Fairfax mulls floor space lease drive … Kathy Jackson ally launches HSU power bid … Front Page of the Day … ABC jobs up for grabs … The New York Times’ paywall success …

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Jackson allies face sanction in battle for HSU branch

A group of Kathy Jackson acolytes duelling for control of the Health Services Union’s No.3 branch could face court-imposed sanctions after a preliminary campaign meeting last week was referred to the union’s administrator.

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Jackson circling the carcass of HSU as polls loom

The ghost of Kathy Jackson will continue to loom large over multiple branches of the Health Services Union as rival tickets square off to seize control of the edifice that has cast a pall over the Labor movement.

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Kathy Jackson gets the slush fund off her chest

Kathy Jackson’s speech last night to the HR Nicholls society had ALP watchers rolling in the aisles.

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THE POWER INDEX | FEDERAL|

Kathy Jackson: HSU’s flawed and fascinating whistleblower

Whistleblowers don’t come any more flawed or fascinating than the National Secretary of the Health Services Union, Kathy Jackson, writes Matthew Knott.

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HSU: NUW withdraws Jackson support as Shorten moves in

A one-time union ally of beleaguered Health Services Union chief Kathy Jackson has publicly withdrawn his support for the former student politician as industrial relations minister Bill Shorten moves to dissolve her crumbling Victorian ALP powerbase forever.

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Mayne: time for unions, councils, super funds to embrace ASX-style disclosure

Amid all the corruption claims engulfing the Health Services Union, one of the most surprising revelations has been the size of the pay packets of suspended president Michael Williamson and national secretary Kathy Jackson.

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THE POWER INDEX | AUSTRALIA|

HSU boss Williamson to remain for months

It will take months to remove accused embezzler Michael Williamson from his Health Services Union post even though the vast majority of the union’s national executive want him gone, reports Matthew Knott.

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Kathy Jackson fights on, but can’t win a HSU ballot

Health Services Union national secretary Kathy Jackson would suffer a massive defeat if the union’s members heeded her call for fresh elections to clean out its current leadership group.

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Thomson allegations pick long-standing wounds at HSU

More breathless revelations emerge about the internal workings of the Health Services Union, with the spotlight now fixed on national president Mike Williamson. History and recriminations run deep.

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Vic MP Kaye Darveniza ‘author’ of Kathy Jackson presser

Victorian upper house Labor MP Kaye Darveniza has become embroiled in the Craig Thomson affair after her office authored a press release by Health Services Union secretary Kathy Jackson to cave into the Coalition’s demands to make a full explanation to federal parliament.

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Will Thomson probe cause the HSU to implode?

Fears are growing in labour movement circles that the NSW police probe into Craig Thomson could spell the end for his former union, as the house of cards that has let well-paid officials sup for decades from their members’ teat collapses.

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