Hearing into CFMEU to open in Melbourne

4 July 2014

The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption will begin public hearings into the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) in Melbourne next week.

The Commission will examine matters relating to the CFMEU, which is an employee association listed in the Terms of Reference. In particular, this hearing will focus on the Construction and General Division of the CFMEU in Victoria and NSW.

The hearing is scheduled to take place from Monday, 7 July to Wednesday, 9 July on Level 1, William Cooper Justice Centre (WCJC), corner of William and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne.

The Chief Executive of the Office of the Royal Commission, Jane Fitzgerald, said the Commission had so far conducted hearings into four of the five unions listed in its Terms of Reference.

"Public hearings into trade union governance and corruption began on May 12," Ms Fitzgerald said.

"Over a nine week period the Royal Commission will have conducted hearings into the Australian Workers" Union, the Health Services Union, the Transport Workers Union and the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.

"That includes 15 sitting days in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne involving more than 30 witnesses," she said.

Witness lists and transcripts are published online once finalised.