Craig Thomson has delivered a 59 minute statement to the House of Representatives defending himself against allegations of misuse of Health Services Union funds.
Thomson’s speech began with a lengthy history of his working career with the union and his work as the Labor member for Dobell.
He attacked the veracity of the Fair Work Australia report and quoted the Australian Electoral Commission’s report with approval.
Thomson repeated his earlier claims that he had been set up by his factional enemies in the union. He named the deputy secretary of the HSU, Marco Bolano, as the person who threatened to set him up with “hookers”.