Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie
Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie

Jarrod Bleijie orders probe into Together Union

JARROD Bleijie has ordered his department to investigate the Together Union, after it announced it had established a 7.5 million dollar fighting fund in defiance of new state laws.

The union said it transferred the money, with member approval, into a new company before the new laws came into force, using a window between when the laws were announced and when they were passed.

However, the Attorney-General, said he has ordered his department to investigate what he called the 'secret slush fund' .

"I am disappointed, and I am also going to get my department to investigate the claims that they have set up a 7.5 million dollar slush fund for political purposes.

"These laws we introduced were designed to make sure that hard-working grass-root members of the union movement who pay their membership fees know where there money is going and actually have a say where the money is going.

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