Oct 18, 2012

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.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Yet another Health Services Union dispute is headed for the courts after the Australian Electoral Commission rejected the nomination of a leading candidate for the Victorian No. 1 branch elections.

This afternoon it was revealed Diana Asmar, who resigned as deputy mayor of Darebin Council last month to run for secretary in the HSU poll, had been struck off a list of approved AEC nominations for the postal ballot, set to open in two weeks. Her major rivals, former HSUEast deputy secretary Marco Bolano and regional candidate Ricky Lovell, were given the green light, as was ally Sherri Jacks.

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2 thoughts on “Victorian HSU fight heads to Federal Court

  1. Richard Schmidt

    Whatever happened to “working for the common good”?
    These aspiring politicians only seem interested in one job – their own!!
    Please, can someone get rid of these primadonnas, and get some inclusiveness back into the union, before they go the way of the Democrats!

  2. Robert Mcjannett

    I am in the same fight in Perth Federal Court against the AEC and CFMEU who refused payment of my dues after standing in the 2008 election. First court hearing is 1 november in Perth Federal court. I recently levelled 47 charges against the State registered union in the WAIRC with evidenc eof embezzlement of up to $30m. It’s all been swept under the carpet and now they are desperate to stop me standing in the election because they know I will blow the lid off their corruption. Shame on FWA for supporting the rule breaches and changes.

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