SHORTEN’S ‘SECRET’ $5K FUND
BILL Shorten’s campaign to become Opposition Leader in 2013 received undisclosed donations from an allegedly dodgy, secret million-dollar union slush fund.
On the day union corruption royal commissioner Dyson Heydon will decide whether he should step down, it can be revealed one of the largest industry super funds – controlled by the same union – used members’ cash to donate to the slush fund.
Mr Shorten received $5000 in undisclosed donations from the slush fund called IR21, a reserve associated with the National Union of Workers allegedly set up to dodge rules prohibiting unions from using members’ money to fund internal election campaigns.
The money was paid to the ALP national secretariat under the “Shorten Leadership Campaign” on September 26, 2013.
Mr Shorten’s spokeswoman said the donation did not need to be disclosed under the “rules that apply to donations made ... to ensure transparency”. REPORT P2