In BREAKING NEWS, Independent Australia has been reliably informed that Michael Williamson is to be charged tomorrow morning in connection with the Health Services Union scandal. Peter Wicks reports.
Details are not clear as to what charges Williamson will face, but he has reportedly been told to report to Maroubra Police Station by 8am tomorrow for formal charges to be laid.
Although it has not been confirmed what the charges are, my suspicions are that they will concern CANME Services, a company owned by Michael Williamson’s wife Julieanne. CANME were contracted by the HSU for data storage, and it seems to be the thing most asked about by the boys with the detective badges.
I will bring further news on this story as it develops.
In the meantime, Victoria Police are still in the process of investigating Kathy Jackson and alleged corrupt practices during her time as Secretary of the troubled union.
Nominations closed last Friday for the upcoming elections for secretary and assistant secretary of the various branches that make up the union. With factional forces allegedly still heavily in play from the Jackson side, it will be interesting to see how things develop, particularly in Victoria where there are still enormous legal bills to pay after Jeff Jackson's internal row with Pauline Fegan. Whoever inherits the Number 1 and Number 3 branches will have their work cut out for them.
Meanwhile, the auction of the Jackson property was a failure, so the property isback on the market for $2.1 Million; life's tough in the union. Details on whether the pool pump was an issue are unclear and speculation that the attic had received a thorough clean can be put down to idle gossip.
Independent Australia expect we will see Kathy Jackson in front of any camera she can find tomorrow to tell all that she has been shown to be correct and is vindicated of any wrongdoing. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.
It is worth noting that Kathy Jackson has never provided any information on CANME Services, nor exhibited any knowledge on the subject. If Jackson tries to claim to be a whistleblower on this subject, then she is blowing nothing but hot air.
Interestingly, the CANME Services matter bears many similarities to both the Neranto Number 10 and the K. Koukouvaos Consulting scandals Kathy is embroiled in. There is, however, a major difference ― Julieanne Williamson was never an employee of HSU; with Neranto and Koukouvaos Consulting, both Kathy and Jeff Jackson were not only employees ― they were secretary’s.
Watch this space.
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