Commission to begin ETU hearing

24 April 2015

The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption will commence its public hearing into the Electrical Trades Union’s NSW Branch in Sydney on Monday 27 April.

More than 30 witnesses will give evidence at the hearing, which is a continuation of matters raised during the Commission’s inquiry in 2014.

The hearing block is expected to run until at least Wednesday, 6 May 2015. A witness list is now available online.

The Commission will then commence its inquiry into matters relating to the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) on Monday 11 May, followed by hearings into the CFMEU, commencing in June.

A hearing schedule is updated regularly on the Commission’s website.
http://www.tradeunionroyalcommission.gov.au/Hearings/Pages/Hearing-schedules.aspx

During 2014, the Commission conducted more than 70 public and private hearings involving 240 witnesses at hearings in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

During 2015, it is expected to sit over a six month period between April and September, with a final report to be delivered to the Governor General by 31 December 2015.

Proceedings are held in the Commission’s hearing room on Level 19, 55 Market St Sydney, commencing at 10.00am and webcast online. Transcripts and documents are published online after each hearing.