Bribery, dirty deals rife in building industry-CFMEU in spotlight


Hells Angels boss Zeljko Mitrovic infiltrated Qld building industry, raking in $11 million

Josh Robertson
The Courier-Mail
February 17, 2014

Unions are defending their decision to help bankroll a legal challenge to the anti-bikie laws.

Hells Angels boss won a workplace agreement with a major union after muscling in on Queensland’s construction industry.

Zeljiko Mitrovic with wife Sue.

Zeljiko Mitrovic with wife Sue.

Murdered bikie leader Zeljko Mitrovic’s steel fixing company raked in $11 million in nine months while associated with companies working on Queensland hospitals and high-rises.

The revelation has provided concrete evidence of organised crime infiltrating the building industry.

Mitrovic, who was shot dead in an internal gang dispute last year, infiltrated the industry after “standing over” the boss of one of the countries biggest steel-fixing businesses, Dennis Delic, former business associates claim.

Mr Delic, who died last month, signed a workplace agreement on behalf of Mitrovic’s company SFC Steelfixing QLD with the Queensland branch of the CFMEU on Christmas Eve 2010.

The company collapsed weeks later with a $1 million tax debt, no assets and no employees.

Local CFMEU boss David Hanna said Lend Lease, which was responsible for vetting subcontractors, notified the union that SFC was to work on the $1.9 billion Gold Coast University Hospital.

Mr Hanna said the union would not have known of Mitrovic or his crime links when it signed the agreement.

A Lend Lease spokeswoman rejected the union claims, saying the company had no record of direct deals with Mitrovic’s company.

But she confirmed Delic’s ISD Group worked on the hospital.

“As is standard practice in the construction industry, our subcontractors may, in turn, have commercial arrangements with other entities with whom we do not have direct dealings,” she said.

She said the company carried out “detailed checks on each entity” it directly dealt with before striking deals.

Mitrovic went on to found new Gold Coast and Brisbane City Hells Angels chapters, the latter as president, while still based in Sydney.

Mitrovic was a former Bandido whose brother-in-law was gunned down in an infamous triple murder in a Sydney pub by a Nomads rival in 1997.

Mitrovic himself was jailed over a double murder just a year later.

Just a little update folks, talk about stand over tactics. http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2014/01/28/bribery-dirty-deals-rife-in-building-industry-cfmeu-in-spotlight/comment-page-1/#comment-121771. What he does not get is that inspires me to find out why? Here is why…

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THE extraordinary police record of John Setka

John Setka A man to be reckoned with...So he says

John Setka A man to be reckoned with…So he says

one of the nation’s most powerful unionists, finally has been laid bare, with 60 charges leading to dozens of convictions and fines including for theft, assault by kicking, criminal damage and assaulting police.

By the end of the year, Mr Setka is expected to be placed in charge of the construction division of the Victorian branch of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union.

The Australian can reveal that Mr Setka, 48 next month, was charged 60 times with serious offences between 1982 and 1991 in a violent battle with the law during unprecedented turmoil in the construction industry.

He was convicted or fined in relation to 40 of those offences (one of which was dropped after an appeal). That still makes it an extraordinary rap sheet for one of the nation’s most influential members of the construction industry.

Mr Setka said yesterday the majority of the charges came from heated exchanges on picket lines and in the name of defending union members.

Critics hit out at the behaviour of Mr Setka, a former Builders Labourers Federation official, warning union delegates should be made aware of his past when voting in ballots.

The criminal history, which includes his fingerprint classification and a jail number, shows that Mr Setka was found guilty multiple times for indecent language, assault by kicking, assaulting police and wilful trespass.

Sitting with Melbourne identity Mick Gatto at a wine bar opposite Parliament House in Melbourne yesterday, Mr Setka said he was under legal instruction not to talk to The Australian but added that many of the offences were committed in the name of protecting workers.

“A lot of the charging was dismissed on appeal,” he said. “You go to a picket line and you just get loaded up with a whole lot of charges.”

Mr Gatto said Mr Setka worked hard for his members and deserved respect.

Mr Setka, who is suing Tony Abbott for allegedly implying he is a union thug, was accused in court yesterday of deliberately driving his car at a building site manager following a violent protest. He denies the claim.

Mr Setka also allegedly hurled abuse at Grocon employees during a protest in Melbourne at which construction workers trampled on police officers.

The allegations were made as Grocon asked the Victorian Supreme Court to extend injunction orders against the CFMEU after hearing evidence about the violent clash outside Grocon’s $1.2 billion Myer Emporium building site on Lonsdale Street.

The company’s Victorian operations manager, Brian McAdam, told judge Anthony Cavanough he had recognised Mr Setka at the CBD protest and saw him directly confront a group of about 90 Grocon employees who were trying to enter their worksite. “Mr Setka has then verbally abused our people,” Mr McAdam told the court. “It’s not language I like to use but he yelled out ‘f . . king dog’.”

Mr McAdam said Mr Setka had also called the workers “scabs”, to which some of them replied, “we just want to work”.

A police spokeswoman said: “There were no arrests during today’s protest. Police will investigate any possible offences relating to today’s protest after viewing available vision.”

While it has been known Mr Setka has had brushes with the law, the full extent of his dealings with Victoria Police in the turbulent 1980s and 90s have been closely guarded.

Mr Setka’s lawyers yesterday did not respond to a series of questions put to him in writing by The Australian. Mr Setka did not contest the accuracy of his criminal history.

Between 1982 and 1991, he faced 60 criminal charges and two traffic offences. Of the 60 charges, 20 were dropped or no further action was taken, with 40 leading to penalties. Of several attempts to appeal matters, only one was successful.

Mr Setka is suing the Opposition Leader, claiming he has been “gravely injured” by his public portrayal as a construction site thug. Mr Abbott, who made the claim at a Master Builders Association conference in February, has contended he had been true in his criticism of Mr Setka.

Of the charges successfully pursued by police 20 years ago, Mr Setka was found guilty five times of assaulting police, five times of assault by kicking, seven times for wilful trespass, five times for resisting arrest, once for theft and once for attempted theft by deception.

The Australian reported in May that Mr Setka had been jailed twice after being found in contempt of court. This is separate to the criminal record seen by The Australian and published today.

Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu said yesterday he would not comment directly on Mr Setka but he was sick of industrial thuggery in the construction industry.

Former Australian Building and Construction Commissioner John Lloyd said that in any union or employer association senior appointments needed to be carefully considered.

On Mr Setka’s past, Mr Lloyd said: “The members probably know about it. But it wouldn’t be unreasonable that members were aware of all the facts about a person’s past.”

Lawrie Cross, industrial relations and health and safety manager at the Master Builders Association of Victoria, said he was concerned the ABCC had been abolished.

“Such is the pervasive power of the CFMEU over construction companies, the situation is going to repeat itself,” he said. “Yes, we are concerned that there remains an element of thuggery.”

Well it would be fair to say there always has been at least a small degree all down the line when it comes to the building industry when there are so many stakeholders and money involved. Greasing the palms of those who make decisions is a time-honoured tradition. It does NOT make it right though. This government better get fair dinkum about it and let those fall by the wayside not matter how high they have climbed. (the harder the fall the better) It is beyond turning a blind eye, normal Aussies have had enough of the unions and bloody self-interest being put above members. greedy officials need to weeded out and prosecuted. The federal secretary said this morning if this official Danny Berardi hadn’t resigned he would have been sacked? What so that is the end of it? resigns will all his cushy entitlements in place? and all the nice free work done on his properties…This will become HUGE

On Monday, Victorian CFMEU organiser Danny Berardi resigned after Fairfax revealed at least two building companies helped renovate his properties for free in an apparent breach of secret-commission laws, which carry jail penalties of up to 10 years. Mr Berardi helped these companies to get work on Melbourne construction sites.

January 28, 2014

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Ben Schneiders

Exclusive – Inside the Building Rackets

An exclusive investigation reveals the corrupt and dangerous underworld growing beneath the nation’s construction industry.

how it works

Officials from Australia’s powerful building unions are being bribed by corrupt companies that need their support to win multimillion-dollar contracts.

The construction industry rackets involve labour hire, traffic management, scaffolding, crane and building companies, several of which are connected to bikies and organised crime figures.

An investigation by Fairfax Media and the ABC’s 7.30 program has identified several influential Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union officials, organisers and shop stewards in NSW and Victoria who have been given bribes and other inducements by the companies.

The union figures in return use their influence to ensure the companies get the CFMEU’s backing, including specific enterprise bargaining agreements, to win contracts on parts of big private and government projects, among them Victoria’s desalination plant and Sydney’s Barangaroo development.

The corruption has flourished because policing agencies have failed to take action. Both the CFMEU and the federal government’s building watchdog have called for far greater law enforcement against corruption and other crime in the construction industry.

Union endorsement is all but essential for labour hire, traffic management, scaffolding and crane companies to be engaged on large projects by major building companies and developers.

In one case, a labour hire company run by Sydney and Melbourne crime figures has won CFMEU endorsement in Victoria and NSW, despite it owing union members more than $1 million in unpaid wages and entitlements.

Evidence includes leaked covertly recorded conversations, bank records, police files and witnesses’ testimony. At least six people from the Victorian CFMEU branch, including senior officials and shop stewards, have received kickbacks.

On Monday, Victorian CFMEU organiser Danny Berardi resigned after Fairfax revealed at least two building companies helped renovate his properties for free in an apparent breach of secret-commission laws, which carry jail penalties of up to 10 years. Mr Berardi helped these companies to get work on Melbourne construction sites.

Victorian branch secretary John Setka said: ”Last week I received specific information about an organiser, and after an immediate investigation he is no longer employed by the union.”Every branch of the union had adopted strict rules for conflicts of interest and declaring outside income last year, he said. ”There is no place for officials who engage in criminal or corrupt behaviour in this union or any other.”

Several covert recordings reveal a Melbourne building industry figure telling colleagues about how his company paid kickbacks or a “cash bribe” to several figures “in the hierarchy of the union”.

Union figures have also been given premium tickets to sporting events worth several thousand dollars and money to gamble at casinos by the owners of companies seeking their support. Relatives of criminals and associates of CFMEU figures have also been employed by labour hire and traffic management companies in return for union support to win contracts.

The CFMEU’s national executive has launched an internal investigation into allegations surrounding labour-hire companies run by Sydney businessman George Alex.

The probe was sparked after a CFMEU whistleblower, believed to be a senior NSW official, wrote to national secretary Michael O’Connor to describe how some influential NSW union officials gave “unwarranted favourable treatment” to Mr Alex.

Mr Alex, who has links to drug dealers and bikies, has made deals with union figures in NSW and Victoria to win enterprise bargaining agreements for his labour hire firms, Active Labour and United. His union support comes despite his labour hire companies having ripped off union members who work for them.

Late last year, Mr Alex’s companies owed more than $1 million in workers’ benefits and unpaid taxes in NSW and Victoria. The NSW CFMEU recently recovered $250,000 from him.

One of Mr Alex’s companies has won a lucrative contract related to Sydney’s Barangaroo site after being promoted by an influential NSW CFMEU figure. Another senior NSW union figure asked Mr Alex to employ his son after he was released from jail having served a long sentence for murder.

In Victoria, Mr Alex’s agreement with the CFMEU involved him paying Melbourne underworld figure Mick Gatto tens of thousands of dollars to help broker the deal and run Mr Alex’s operations. Gatto has also been engaged by other construction-industry companies seeking the CFMEU’s support.

A condition of Mr Alex’s Victorian CFMEU deal involved his company, United, hiring union firebrand Craig Johnston, who in 2004 served a nine-month jail term after being convicted of affray, assault and damaging property over an infamous ”run-through” at two Melbourne companies.

Mr Alex, whose Victorian operation was overseen by Comanchero bikie Amin Fakhri, paid Mr Johnston an inflated wage of at least $2000 a week. Union shop steward Andrew Roussis also helped Mr Alex’s United win work on Multiplex’s Upper West Side site in Melbourne’s CBD.

Leaked records and covertly recorded conversations reveal Mr Roussis and two of his more senior union associates have taken kickbacks from building firms in return for getting them work. It is also understood Mr Roussis recently told one subcontractor: “I will look after you if you look after me.”

In statements on Monday, CFMEU construction division national secretary Dave Noonan, NSW secretary Brian Parker and Victorian secretary Mr Setka said they took corruption claims seriously and called on police and corporate regulators to investigate companies and individuals involved in criminal conduct.

”We have consistently called on them [police and corporate regulator ASIC] to do their job,” Mr Noonan said.

The director of the Fairwork Building and Construction agency, Nigel Hadgkiss, has told Fairfax Media that law enforcement agencies have recently obtained evidence about “the payment of bribes to senior union officials” in Victoria.

Mr Hadgkiss called on police to get serious about investigating crime in the construction sector.He said years of police unwillingness to act on evidence and intelligence had allowed a ”hell of a lot” of criminal activity to occur in the industry.

The Fairfax/7.30 investigation uncovered a 2010 intelligence report prepared by Victoria Police and the Australian Crime Commission that alleged Mick Gatto and his crane company business partner, Matt Tomas, were involved in “criminal activity in the building industry and narcotics” and had connections to “the Hells Angels, the CFMEU and drug importers”.

Around the time of the report, Mr Gatto’s company Elite Cranes and a Hells Angels East County chapter crane company both won contracts on Victoria’s desalination plant through corrupt dealings.Victoria’s biggest labour hire firm, MC Labour, is also embroiled in the construction industry rackets. MC Labour, which has sponsored AFL clubs Carlton and Collingwood, gave kickbacks to CFMEU organiser Danny Berardi, including free labour to help renovate his house in Melbourne’s north-east.

MC Labour also employed Mr Berardi’s wife. At least one other building company gave him kickbacks. In return, companies paying the kickbacks expected Mr Berardi to use his union influence on building sites to help get them contracts.

Another labour hire and traffic management firm, KPI, which is run by a convicted criminal and former union shop steward, has regularly hired relatives and associates of union officials as a means of winning work and paid kickbacks to several union officials.

A KPI staff list sent to a major contractor at the Victorian government-funded Springvale Road level crossing project reveals it is employing relatives of CFMEU officials, two outlaw bikie figures and several of Gatto’s relatives.

Under the law, a person who “corruptly receives or solicits any valuable consideration” to favour someone’s business can be jailed. Industry, union and policing sources all say policing and regulatory agencies have an abysmal record in probing and prosecuting building companies who pay bribes, form illegal cartels and run ”phoenix” companies to avoid paying debts.

Union will take action, says CFMEU boss

Date

January 28, 2014 – 8:06AM

The construction sector union says it will take immediate action if it’s made aware of any illegal or corrupt activity by its officials.

A joint ABC-Fairfax Media investigation has found union officials are making corrupt deals to help companies linked to organised crime secure construction contracts.

Victoria’s desalination plant and the Barangaroo development in Sydney are among a number of projects that companies connected to major crime figures are reportedly involved in.

The report implicate a number of Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) members in NSW and Victoria in dodgy deals, including bribery and extortion.

CFMEU National Secretary Dave Noonan says the union acts in the interests of workers at all times.

“The vast majority of our officials are hardworking people who are dedicated to improving the lives of construction workers,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.

“If the leadership of the CFMEU is made aware of improper, illegal, corrupt or criminal activity by any official of the union, we act immediately.”

The union has terminated the employment of officials who have engaged in such activity in the past, he said.

“We would not hesitate to do so in the future, if warranted.”

The CFMEU has adopted new governance rules for our officials which have been ratified recently, he said.

Mr Noonan says he wants to see a full police investigation of any allegations.

 

9 thoughts on “Bribery, dirty deals rife in building industry-CFMEU in spotlight

  1. I have audio and video to upload, just having some software problems. Seriously though the whole union movement needs a sweeping through, we cant just do one at a time scandal after scandal. I revealed the Craig Thompson rorts a few years ago, and that crooked greedy senior official http://aussiecriminals.com.au/2012/04/12/hsu-boss-michael-williamson-spent-30-grand-a-month-on-secret-credit-card-scandal-grows/who basically had his whole family on the payroll in the health services union. WE are talking millions

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  2. ITS COMPLETE RUBBISH I MEAN – I MEAN NO EVIDENCE – As usual the Carlton Crew Mr Big fellow I, Mick Gatto the smooth talking cocky un-touchable Heavy Weight, kill in self defence, boxer, smiling assassin and industrial mediator , Crane company owner , arch enemy of The Human Headline Derryn Hinch and popular guy, associate and well known good mates with high profile Lawless – 1%er Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs : Comanchero , Bandidos, Hells Angles, – like straight out of Hogans Heroes Knows nothing!.. Its not an issue………………
    He states in his own words!…………………….”.ITS COMPLETE RUBBISH, I mean theres not one scaric of evidence I mean, The Royal Commission there years ago, they spent $600.000.000 there investigating all this nonsense , a witch hunt , they all line their pockets and there was no charges anywhere! – ”This a similar type thing the Liberal Government , theres an agenda here, theres an agenda to get stronger powers, more funding, whatever their agenda is”, -” there using me as a scapegoat like they done in the past”! – ” Ive got nothing to hide , and if id done anything wrong id be charged in a heartbeat” , – ”so the public are all treated like sheep and unfortunately that’s the way it is”! – ” Oh let me tell you something”! – ” Theres always one bad apple in a drum of apples, and unfortunately – You know that sort of thing happens in all forms, – ar all forms of employment , and I don’t know anything about that”! – I know Danny Berardi – , I think he,s a decent bloke !” – ”I don’t know if there is any corruption involved with him, but as far as im concerned My Company , My Dealings with the Union and My dealings with any Labour Hire Company or any Company as it is in Victoria , has always been squeaky clean and above board, and theres not an issue”! – …………….End of statement……… – So there we have it, – I Mick Gatto, denies any influence or conflict of interests with the CFMEU Union Officials , or any Hire Company or any Company and he is Squeaky Clean and there is NO ISSUE !……………. with his Company.?……… May be as Squeaky Clean as The Builders Labourers Union, ( BLF), Union Boss : Norm Gallagher and his Beach house built with Union kickbacks and funds back in the 1980,s……. Or maybe as Squeaky Clean as Mr Sheen on the Port Melbourne Wharfs with the Waterside Workers old Union : The Painters and Dockers in the 1950,s – 1960,s – 1970,,s and maybe still today? Victor Pierce was selling drugs as a Waterside Worker in 2003 when he was executed by un-known shooter? ….. and of couse as honest as the old Victoria Market Mafia Wars where Mick Gattos good Mate, and Mafia Lawyer and once Vic Market worker? : Mario Condello , another victim executed in the Carlton Crew Squeaky Clean Gangland Wars ? who was a the top Mafia Boss running them Bad Apples in the Fruit and Vegetable protection rackets in from the 1950,s – 1960,s and the 1970,s… INTERESTING ISNT IT !….. There cant possibly be any connections here can there, be…… This is Squeaky clean Melbourne right ! – Wait a minute, wasn’t this the same city that had the Carlton Crew and the tit for tat Gangland Wars all through the 1990,s and 2000,s ! I must be wrong, it must be just another one of them Agendas or Witch hunts!.. And the CMFEU …. must be Squeaky clean also and all above board, because Mick Gatto is above board, even though he was once the illegal gambling King in Victoria, Honest Mick!……………………………………………………………??????????????????………….!..

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    • A thorough professional I see. No way…sorry

      Thanks to your enquiry, I found more stuff on you and what a crook you are…You will find it below and at the top of the post here. Have a great day!
      THE extraordinary police record of John Setka, one of the nation’s most powerful unionists, finally has been laid bare, with 60 charges leading to dozens of convictions and fines including for theft, assault by kicking, criminal damage and assaulting police.
      By the end of the year, Mr Setka is expected to be placed in charge of the construction division of the Victorian branch of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union.
      The Australian can reveal that Mr Setka, 48 next month, was charged 60 times with serious offences between 1982 and 1991 in a violent battle with the law during unprecedented turmoil in the construction industry.
      He was convicted or fined in relation to 40 of those offences (one of which was dropped after an appeal). That still makes it an extraordinary rap sheet for one of the nation’s most influential members of the construction industry.
      Mr Setka said yesterday the majority of the charges came from heated exchanges on picket lines and in the name of defending union members.
      Critics hit out at the behaviour of Mr Setka, a former Builders Labourers Federation official, warning union delegates should be made aware of his past when voting in ballots.
      The criminal history, which includes his fingerprint classification and a jail number, shows that Mr Setka was found guilty multiple times for indecent language, assault by kicking, assaulting police and wilful trespass.
      Sitting with Melbourne identity Mick Gatto at a wine bar opposite Parliament House in Melbourne yesterday, Mr Setka said he was under legal instruction not to talk to The Australian but added that many of the offences were committed in the name of protecting workers.
      “A lot of the charging was dismissed on appeal,” he said. “You go to a picket line and you just get loaded up with a whole lot of charges.”
      Mr Gatto said Mr Setka worked hard for his members and deserved respect.
      Mr Setka, who is suing Tony Abbott for allegedly implying he is a union thug, was accused in court yesterday of deliberately driving his car at a building site manager following a violent protest. He denies the claim.
      Mr Setka also allegedly hurled abuse at Grocon employees during a protest in Melbourne at which construction workers trampled on police officers.
      The allegations were made as Grocon asked the Victorian Supreme Court to extend injunction orders against the CFMEU after hearing evidence about the violent clash outside Grocon’s $1.2 billion Myer Emporium building site on Lonsdale Street.
      The company’s Victorian operations manager, Brian McAdam, told judge Anthony Cavanough he had recognised Mr Setka at the CBD protest and saw him directly confront a group of about 90 Grocon employees who were trying to enter their worksite. “Mr Setka has then verbally abused our people,” Mr McAdam told the court. “It’s not language I like to use but he yelled out ‘f . . king dog’.”
      Mr McAdam said Mr Setka had also called the workers “scabs”, to which some of them replied, “we just want to work”.
      A police spokeswoman said: “There were no arrests during today’s protest. Police will investigate any possible offences relating to today’s protest after viewing available vision.”
      While it has been known Mr Setka has had brushes with the law, the full extent of his dealings with Victoria Police in the turbulent 1980s and 90s have been closely guarded.
      Mr Setka’s lawyers yesterday did not respond to a series of questions put to him in writing by The Australian. Mr Setka did not contest the accuracy of his criminal history.
      Between 1982 and 1991, he faced 60 criminal charges and two traffic offences. Of the 60 charges, 20 were dropped or no further action was taken, with 40 leading to penalties. Of several attempts to appeal matters, only one was successful.
      Mr Setka is suing the Opposition Leader, claiming he has been “gravely injured” by his public portrayal as a construction site thug. Mr Abbott, who made the claim at a Master Builders Association conference in February, has contended he had been true in his criticism of Mr Setka.
      Of the charges successfully pursued by police 20 years ago, Mr Setka was found guilty five times of assaulting police, five times of assault by kicking, seven times for wilful trespass, five times for resisting arrest, once for theft and once for attempted theft by deception.
      The Australian reported in May that Mr Setka had been jailed twice after being found in contempt of court. This is separate to the criminal record seen by The Australian and published today.
      Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu said yesterday he would not comment directly on Mr Setka but he was sick of industrial thuggery in the construction industry.
      Former Australian Building and Construction Commissioner John Lloyd said that in any union or employer association senior appointments needed to be carefully considered.
      On Mr Setka’s past, Mr Lloyd said: “The members probably know about it. But it wouldn’t be unreasonable that members were aware of all the facts about a person’s past.”
      Lawrie Cross, industrial relations and health and safety manager at the Master Builders Association of Victoria, said he was concerned the ABCC had been abolished.
      “Such is the pervasive power of the CFMEU over construction companies, the situation is going to repeat itself,” he said. “Yes, we are concerned that there remains an element of thuggery.”
      In a statement to members yesterday, the CFMEU accused Grocon of underhanded tactics and of denying basic rights such as being represented by recognised safety and union representatives.
      “To enforce his rules on an unhappy workforce, Daniel Grollo employs a team of management heavies led by a former nightclub bouncer,” the union said. “The CFMEU has never accepted this bullying and intimidation and has made clear our opposition over a number of years. We thought we had solved the problem in April when Daniel Grollo shook hands with CFMEU leaders on a deal. This would have guaranteed workers on Grocon sites the same rights as all other construction workers.”

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  3. Thank you Sir: You have Just proved for All to see on Aussie Criminals and Social Media:” The Union Chief ” Mr John Setka ,how you use your well known tactics of the CMFEU industrial mediation skills as the senior head of the CMFEU, to intimidate with threatening derogatory language to people who stand up against your trade Unions Standover methods.. To Wit:.Take my name off your F***ing blog you prick…… And Many people have just witnessed the way you have just used the offensive F- word and the word” Prick” toward a very respected good man, who simply who uses his rights to the” freedom of information” to expose people who have been imprisoned for indictable offences or have been under investigation by law enforcement authorities, now or in the past, for matters pending! By Criminals who think they are above the law and untouchable with long police and criminal records of violence, assault Police and threatening behaviours towards other victims! … We the Aussie Criminals Community very wide spread Australia wide and some of law enforcement background and make it our duty & service to the community to expose people who break and go beyond the law, and have been known to verbally and physically assault, harass, use threatening and standover behaviour towards , individuals or by protests in groups by using a force of numbers and partake in bully methods with 1%er Outlaw Biker Gangs or are under constant surveillance and being investigated for involvement in organised or un-organised crime and or corrupt practices and are associated with people who are or have been involve such behaviour, to warrant further investigation!……We don’t buckle to theirs or anyone of their threats . And just have a primary concern just like The Herald Sun, The Australian, The ABC and all other radio, television, media, Freelance writers and reporters and all Social media blog sites, to make it our job to inform and expose all and everybody interested , rightfully so about whos who in the zoo! Cheers – The more information we dig up the more this will be exposed for all to see. Criminal Records: collation and investigation are my specialty!.. Just think of us as the Under cover Detectives of Social media – The Whistleblowers on persons of interest in thuggery and all Unions, 1%er Outlaw Bikers, The Underbelly, Drug Traffickers, Carlton Crew, Inside – Victorias Prisons and any of their crooked associates of kick backs and wrong doings! …..Those Doing nothing Wrong – then they have got nothing to hide!…………WATCH THIS SPACE!….for more Private Investigations!………………………………………………..

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    • Stick it up him, talk about union intimidation…Well written, Setka and blokes like him have gone power mad thinking they own people. He is supposed to represent the people. Just another high ranking union official to be ashamed of, who has long forgotten what he is there for. greed and self interest runs the unions for the most part, what’s in it for me.

      I wonder how many family members are on the payroll like the other cronies have…Hundreds and thousands of dollars one wife got for photocopying stuff in her own home mind you(said she deserved too, it was a filthy job) HEALTH Services Union boss Michael Williamson from memory, and that was just the tip of the iceberg,I have a thread on him and Thompson here somewhere

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  4. Robbo, The Greed and self interest of these once colourful industrialist with their backgrounds of Power mad power play as the Big Wheels of 1980,s Melbourne, now in the Senior Bosses in the business of Industrial Mediation John Setka and Mick Gatto, think their so untouchable that’s why they hire the best Lawyers, so no won will take a good look under their big rocks. Gatto started out working in the Mafia controlled Victoria Market Fruit and vegetable racket days with his mate Mario Condello. And anyone who has lived in Victoria in the last 50 or more years , knows what used to go on there. And Mick Gatto was the Melbourne Godfather of the illegal Gambling dens in Lygon Street Carlton, before they were all closed down by The Victoria Police Gambling and Consorting Squads. And later still he was still running the show in the Carlton Crew when his mate Alphonse Gangitano was in the criminal business of Extortion with violence and standover racketeering like a Mafia Mob Boss, by murdering and brutally bashing those who didn’t pay their debits to him on time!….After Gangitano was murdered, the Gatto run empires continued to prosper, even after he was sent to jail during the Gangland tit for tat wars! And as for John Setka the well known CMFEU Boss enforcer. and The one time BLF Thug, done time in jail for assault to Police and any one who got in his way of his Picket Lines of Union thuggery. And John Setka and Mick Gatto are now the best of mates in their now worlds of Industrial Mediation!……..Go back to the 1980,s The Builders Labourers Federation Union or BLF in the Corrupt Norm Gallagher Days of kick backs, violent intimidation and intolerable Cronies style of festering Corruption and the use of violent thuggery tactic Industrial mediation threatening picket lines, that served their purpose of power and disruption to building construction to the BLF, This Union was working on the same lines much the same way as the much more powerful CMUEF does today, only no one was game to be watching them as as much in their protected untouchable worlds, so they by the power of their compulsory union member numbers and their protection rackets then as are still now, were the Untouchables with notoriously well connected Cronies at the top of the BLF Union and related family members working or getting kickbacks on building sites, for industrial workplace peace, where building materials stealing was rife and doing foreigners for weekend Holiday houses was considered the ”Norm Gallagher” or should I say considered normal way off doing things for the BLF Union business, for building construction and workplace peace! And the BLF could hold to ransom by fear, and the brutality of bashings and Sabotage and Criminal property damage to employers who let non – union labour work for them. In these BLF days, Pentridge Prison was recruiting place and a breeding ground for these thugs, as it was for the Painters and Dockers, and as is still the case in the colourful associates and untouchables who are in bed with the CMUEF!…….. They were a force to be reckoned with, and made sure the No Union – No Start , picked who could work and who could not work in their turf! They forced workers who wouldn’t join their Unions in their Closed Shop Rules, AS scab labour and made them go into un- employment or often even worse a severe bashing by a posse of Militant Union Standover Violent Thugs. The Victorian Prison System has throughout the 1960,s,- 1970,s – 1980,s – 1990,s – and up until the present had close ties with and recruited the Unions full of violent, crooked and nasty convicted men of power from the Painters and Dockers and The Builders Labourers Federation. And many Union enforcers have been recruited for their violent standover methods from the many patched 1%er Outlaw High Profile Criminal Aligned Bikers and Gangland or Underworld Connections that have been sentenced to time locked up in prison. And the CMFEU, also has for years recruited its senior enforcers, who have extensive Police records of Assault, theft, drug use and drug dealing and are proud to support their solidarity to their union motto like a badge of honour to use these criminal notoriety backgrounds to give their force ad terror methods of support for the unions causes of dominance and powerplay! The recent picket line protests by the CMFEU on the Desalination Plant and the Grollo Construction Sites are proof of their intimidation tactics they proudly employ on Building Sites, and in effect have cause massive cost of blowouts in the multi millions of dollars in loss down time! The Unions have used there members records of imprisonment to carry on the militant tradition of Intimidation, blackmail and extortion styles of Industrial Mediation, which is their modern form of black banning or blacklisting their enemies who don’t hold a Trade Union Card or Ticket. They have in the past used standover and corrupt intimidation tactics and the catch and kill mentality of their own self policing methods of power play that was used in the corrupt theft and racketeering Waterside Workers, The Victoria Market Fruit and Vegetable Mafia Kickbacks and Extortion Rackets run by Mafia Lawyer and Convicted Criminal: Mario Condello and Vincent Muritora, back in the days of when anyone who didn’t pay up when they came collecting or stood on their toes and rocked their boat was quickly and stead fast dealt with and sorted out by Criminal Heavies and Gun for Hire – Contract killings, or mysterious Disappearance of victims in concrete boots in Port Phillip Bay or a shallow bush or concrete slab grave by hiring the meat mincer Convicted Hitmen who had often Graduated from The Worst Australian Prisons of their time!..
    John Setka is not rulling this blog site, or this State any more and The CMFEU Pricks can pull out their picket lines, because non- union labour is now in charge. And will not be told how to do their jobs by a pricks like Gatto or Setka any more. Premier Denis Napthine is now standing up to the BLF! or CMFEU! And unlike the Labour Government cant be bought off by Union lobbying!

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  5. John Sekta and Mick Gatto,” The Last of the Knucklemen”! …….. John Sekta can act in the movie as th Fing Prick: Bully industrial mediator – ”Pansy”, who was acted by 1970,s actor Mike Preston, in this Aussie classic film from 1986. Reminds me a lot of the days of the Fing Pricks of the industrial mediator thuggery – BLF Knucklemen!…….
    And Mick Gatto, when your not to busy in your ring side Boxing Ring punching your everlast punching bag while looking at your picture of Derryn Hinch on your wall and showing the ropes to Former Victorian Copper and actor Simon Westaway on how to act as your self in the new Underbelly coming soon, on the Melbourne Gangland, series on the life and times of Tony Mokbel – you can play the lead role as the Bare Knuckle Boxer , mediator Boss -” Tarzan” who was acted by the Classic Aussie old school actor Gerald Kennedy who was famous in his tough guy roles in the old 1970,s Classic Melbourne Cop shows: Division 4 and Homicide and also s played Gattos old mate Graham – The Munster- Kinnisbough in the first Underbelly: Series on the Melbourne Gangland when Alphonse Gangitano and illegal Gambling, extortion and Drug Trafficking were the big money spinner of the Lygon Street Carlton Crew untouchables from 1995 to 2003!…………….
    There has been Underbelly: Squizzy Taylor. – The Next Underbelly could be Underbelly; Melbourne The Pricks of the Builders Labourers Norm Gallagher Federation from 1982 to 1991, and Part 2: The Pricks of the CMFEU, and Industrial Mediatiors from 1991 to 2014!…………Could be all best sellers and Logie Winners!..
    Cheers Robbo, and all us Fing Pricks in the Aussie Criminals community: I recommend watching ”RAKE ” on the ABC 1 at 8.30 sunday night, starring a crooked Lawyer sent to a N.S.W. Prison. Very good series. This could be the Fing Prick Simon Gittany when he gets sentenced to 20 years or more, in a N.S.W. Prison!.. Slipping on the soap or off the balcony!……………………………………..

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  6. You know when the friends of Comanchero 1% er Outlaw bikers from Mildura are calling me a fuckhead, fuckwit and someone who doesn’t have the balls to in person call them them Comanchero ICE dealers . And that they are more of a man than I will ever be, and that I should get a real job and lack any courage and that his mates are real Australian War Heroes . These Comancheros are all good blokes so he says and are former solders who served in Afghanistan or overseas in war combat presumably ! Then this tough guy goes on to insult me all the more by saying MR Officer that I am a coward fuckwit that has been watching Biker Wars to much and don’t know what I am talking about! And that his Comanchero mates are the best of blokes who have never forced anyone or made anyone by the Drug ICE from them and it has been the ICE users choice where they get their ICE from and they all have been wrongfully charged and are not Guilty and will be found innocent!………… The Victoria Police Echo Task Force and anti Biker squads had been investigating these Comanchero Outlaw Bikers for months looking for their involvement in Drug Trafficking the Drug ICE and other criminal activities in from Sydney to Mildura, and they raided them and made arrests of them. Nothing is being made up, and they will be found guilty regardless of what these Outlaw Bikers think! And if this Jarrod thinks I have no balls and no courage. Well I have got two bravery awards as a Prison Officer and come very closed to being gang bashed to death by a gang of Drugged off there face drug user on hard drugs. His Proud 1%er Colours wearing bikers and former Australian Soldier mates don’t scare me off! The Drug ICE has been causing damage in the remote riverina city of Mildure for some time now. And the Victorian Police have been covertly keeping them under watch, until they decided the time was right to pounce on them with a raid!…… And finally a group of Comanchero Biker Criminals have been caught in the act! And more arrest will continue to be made on these Comanchero and Hells Angel and other colour patched Biker Organised and un-organised Illegal firearms and Drug Trafficking Criminal activity Gangs!
    For a them to say I m a Officer FUCKHEAD – Fuckwit who lacks any courage. Well you Tough intimidating Outlaw Bikers have very much under estimated me, because I was as a Prison Officer a master of collating criminal intelligence on the worst of the worst Criminals in Australia Toughest Prison, H.M.Pentridge jail, and I was locked in there with the meanest of hardened criminals of the day, many of who are still behind bars in prisons like H.M.Barwon and behind Bars now for life. Many of these High Profile Crims did then hate may guts, and would have gladly had me killed. That is why I was for a while on witness Protection, because I was exposing a lot of Drug Trafficking as a Nark, and was branded a Police informing Dog by Both Corrupt Officers and Crims that despised me and didn’t like what I was doing by being a Dobber Whistleblower on Corrupt Drug Running in the Victorian Prisons!……. I have not , like some Bikers served and fought on the battlefield and trained in the Australian Defence Force or been in a foreign war like Iraq or Afghanistan. But I earned my stripes in the hard yards of some of the most scary and violent , times of H.M. Victorian Prison Service when the prisons like H.M.Pentridge were very tough hard places to work as a Prison Officer, Prison Officers were commonly, including myself badly and viscously assaulted on duty and off duty and my best mate That I Graduated with Prison Officer Anthony Tickner,” REST IN PEACE ANTHONY” , was most violently murdered by being stabbed to death when he was off duty by some crims who had been released on parole. And other Officer mates of mine who served in Pentridge, committed suicide after being bullied by hardened prisoners to traffick drugs for them….. Corruption and Drugs were running all the Prisons in the State! And Jason Moran, Keith Faure his then mate Alphonse Gangitano, Terry Flannery, Raymond Kane and the Walsh Street Killers like Victor Pierce and Peter McEvoy and Peter Allen, Brother of Dennis Allen were the King Pins Of the Prison Drug Trade controlling the muscle behind bars!……….
    So Jarrod, you back off tough guy, because this Fuckhead – Fuckwit – could not give a fucking shit about your Comarchero buddys!…. I am not scarred of the Hells Angels, The Bandidos or the Comancheros and I don’t care about your intimidation tactics, because I have already have made lots of enemies in the Criminal World and they all know me from Pentridge as the Super Screw who wouldn’t look the other way, to Drug Trafficking!

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