May 17, 2018

Demonisation campaign against unions comes a cropper — yet again

Yet another trade union royal commission prosecution has spectacularly collapsed. Anyone seeing a pattern here?

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Who you going to believe, me or your own lying justice system?

That's the response of the enraged editors of the Financial Review today to the remarkable abandonment of the prosecution case against the CFMEU's John Setka and Shaun Reardon for blackmail. The Victorian DPP dropped the charges yesterday, after it became obvious from the committal hearing that the claims of Boral executives being threatened by Setka and Reardon had been invented a year after the meeting and heavily massaged by Boral's lawyers.

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