Herald Sun

‘EX­TOR­TION’ UNION AR­REST

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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.

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