‘EXTORTION’ UNION ARREST
A FORMER CFMEU organiser has been arrested at the royal commission into trade unions.
Halafihi “Fihi” Kivalu allegedly “extorted” more than $150,000 from Canberra tradies in return for access to building sites.
Mr Kivalu admitted to taking $60,000 from a worker but claimed it was a “gift” for helping the man.
No charges have been laid.