Craig Thomson has defended himself against allegations of misuse of union funds in an extraordinary interview with Laurie Oakes on Channel 9.
Thomson claims threats were made against him in 2004 that he would be set up with “hookers” to “ruin my potential political career”.
He argues that other members of the Health Services Union had knowledge of his credit card and driver’s licence numbers. He says “proof of a phone call is not proof of who is on the end of the phone…cutting right through it, Laurie, it was not me.”
- Listen to Thomson’s interview with Oakes (18m)