Cops probe union boss over ‘secret payments’
FEDERAL police are investigating a former top CFMEU official as the royal commission into union corruption turns its eye back towards Queensland.
David Hanna (pictured) this month resigned as the union’s national president of construction, citing ongoing health issues related to a motorcycle accident from November last year.
But it can be confirmed the Australian Federal Police is leading an investigation with the Queensland Police into allegations Mr Hanna took secret commissions. The investigation is also looking into the operation of a union fund.
It comes as the royal commission into trade unions prepares to sit in Brisbane for two weeks from next month to put the CFMEU under the microscope.
Mr Hanna has denied wrongdoing and said he was happy for the AFP to conduct its investigation. No charges have been laid against Mr Hanna.
The construction industry had been abuzz with talk of Mr Hanna’s possible departure for weeks before his resignation earlier this month.
When approached for comment at the time, before the resignation, Mr Hanna said he was on holidays with his family. Mr Hanna was Queensland secretary of the