Commission outlines timetable for oral submissions

25 November 2014

The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption has announced its timetable for oral submissions.

Hearings will be held in the Commission's hearing room, Level 5, 55 Market St Sydney on Wednesday 26 November and Friday 28 November.

The Commission received seven applications for oral submissions, all of which were granted.

The following hearing schedule will apply:

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 (commencing at 2.00pm)

  • Transport Workers' Union (45 minutes)
  • Maritime Union of Australia (30 minutes)

Friday, 28 November 2014 (commencing at 8.30am)

  • Adam Morrison (for Brian Fitzpatrick)
  • John Agius SC (for CFMEU)
  • Tim Game SC (for Brian Parker)
  • Miles Condon SC (for Leah Charlson)
  • Patricia Lowson (for Peter Mylan).

Oral submissions can be watched live through the Commission's webcast www.commcast.com.au/turc.

During 2014, the Commission conducted 57 public hearings involving more than 200 witnesses in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. The Commission has also held 14 private hearings.

Evidence has been heard in relation to the Australian Workers' Union (AWU); Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia (CEPU); Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU); Health Services Union (HSU); Maritime Union of Australia (MUA); National Union of Workers (NUW); Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA); and the Transport Workers' Union (TWU).

The Commissioner will deliver his interim report to the Governor-General on Monday 15 December, 2014.