AWU hearings to resume in July

18 June 2015

Commissioner Dyson Heydon today issued a summons for the Honourable William Shorten to appear before him on Wednesday 8 July 2015.

The Commissioner has agreed to a request from lawyers representing Mr Shorten to bring forward the date of his proposed appearance from August/September.

The Commission's preference had been to address all matters concerning Mr Shorten in one sitting. However, given Mr Shorten's request to bring his examination forward by several months, this will now not be possible.

The hearing will be pursuant to Practice Direction 1, which means Mr Shorten will initially only be examined by Counsel Assisting.

Any person affected by Mr Shorten's evidence will be able to apply for authorisation to cross examine him at a later date.

The hearing will take place on Level 19, 55 Market Street, Sydney at 10am and be webcast in the usual manner.