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Commissioner Appointed to Inquire into Activities of the Australian Building Construction Employees' and Builders Labourers' Federation
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Report of the Commissioner Appointed to Inquire into Activities of the Australian Building Construction Employees and Builders Labourers Federation, May 1982
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Nq 328.94 AUS
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Canberra : Government Printer, 1983
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REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER APPOINTED TO INQUIRE INTO ACTIVITIES OF THE AUSTRALIAN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYEES AND BUILDERS LABOURERS FEDERATION May 1982 1
REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER APPOINTED TO INQUIRE INTO ACTIVITIES OF THE AUSTRALIAN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYEES AND BUILDERS LABOURERS FEDERATION 5
CONTENTS OF REPORT 9
PART ONE INTRODUCTORY MATTERS Chapter 1 The Commissions 13
Chapter 2 The Course followed by the Inquiry 19
Chapter 3 Practices and procedures adopted at the Inquiry 22
Chapter 4 The Federation and its attitude towards the Inquiry 28
PART TWO BENEFITS RECEIVED BY THE FEDERATION AND ITS OFFICIALS SECTION A Benefits in the form of materials and services supplied to B.L.F. and its officials in Victoria Chapter 1 Synopsis of Conclusions 47
Chapter 2 Benefits received by Norman Leslie Gallagher (and through him Patricia Mary George and Wayne Alfred Gallagher 95
Chapter 2(a) The "Grey/Gallagher Arrangement" 111
Chapter 2(b) The "G roIlo/Gallagher Arrangement" 122
Chapter 2(c) The "Hansen & Yuncken Benefits 140
Chapter 2(d) The "Attempted G rey/G a 1 lagher Concealment'1 148
Chapter 2(e) The Disposal of the "Norman Gallagher Beachhouse" to Undertowers Pty. Ltd. 158
Chapter 2(f) The Position Adopted by Norman Gallagher in respect of Benefits Received by him. 163
Chapter 3 Receipt of Benefits by the Builders Labourers Federation (Victorian Branch) 170
Chapter 4 Receipt of Benefits by Robert Harry Dalton 180
Chapter 5 - Benefits Received by Officials of the Victorian Branch of the B.L.F. other than Gallagher and Dalton 186
SECTION B Payments and Benefits made to and received by P. J. O1 PEA and the A.C.T. Branch of the Federation 195
SECTION C Interest Free Loans from Union Funds a "Perk" of B.L.F. Office Chapter 1 Introductory Remarks 213
Chapter 2 Loans to Norman Leslie Gallagher and Patricia Mary George 216
Chapter 3 Advances made to William Morgan 231
Chapter 4 Interest Free Loan to K. Reynolds, Branch Secretary in Western Australia 232
Chapter 5 Loans to the Officials of the South Australian Branch of the B.L.F. 238
SECTION D - Receipt of Benefits Criminal Implications 242
SECTION E Recommendations arising out of the Investigation into Benefits 290
PART THREE - THE PERFORMANCE BY THE B.L.F. IN THE INDUSTRIAL ARENA Chapter 1 Introductory Matters 294
Chapter 2 The Drive by the B.L.F. for Membership "An Empire Building Campaign" 301
Chapter 3 - Industrial Techniques Adopted "In the Field" by the Federation 349
Chapter 4 _Attitude of Other Union Officials to B.L.F. Behaviour 395
Chapter 5 General Observations and Suggested Guidelines 403
PART 4 - CONCLUDING MATTERS 426
APPENDIX 1 COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 427
APPENDIX 2 ROYAL COMMISSION into the activities of the AUSTRALIAN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYEES' AND BUILDERS LABOURERS' FEDERATION 431
APPENDIX 3 COUNSEL AND PARTIES APPEARING 433
APPENDIX 4 WITNESSES APPEARING UP TO AND INCLUDING THE 11TH MAY, 1982 435
APPENDIX 5 B.L.F. PUTS ITS POINT OF VIEW 455
APPENDIX 6 SCHEDULE OF WITNESSES WHO HAVE GIVEN EVIDENCE CONCERNING BENEFITS TO B.L.F. AND OFFICIALS 457
APPENDIX 8 B.L.F. INQUIRY EXHIBITS 473
APPENDIX 9 TABLE OF WITNESSES WHOSE EVIDENCE REVEALS THAT THEY (AND/OR THEIR EMPLOYEES) HAVE BEEN COERCED INTO B.L.F. MEMBERSHIP AGAINST THEIR WISHES 505

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Commissioner Appointed to Inquire into Activities of the Australian Building Construction Employees' and Builders Labourers' Federation & Winneke, John Spence & Australia. Parliament. (1983). Report of the Commissioner Appointed to Inquire into Activities of the Australian Building Construction Employees and Builders Labourers Federation, May 1982 Retrieved November 25, 2020, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1928641592

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Commissioner Appointed to Inquire into Activities of the Australian Building Construction Employees' and Builders Labourers' Federation, Winneke, John Spence and Australia. Parliament. Report of the Commissioner Appointed to Inquire into Activities of the Australian Building Construction Employees and Builders Labourers Federation, May 1982 Canberra: Government Printer, 1983. Web. 25 November 2020 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1928641592>

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Commissioner Appointed to Inquire into Activities of the Australian Building Construction Employees' and Builders Labourers' Federation & Winneke, John Spence & Australia. Parliament. 1983, Report of the Commissioner Appointed to Inquire into Activities of the Australian Building Construction Employees and Builders Labourers Federation, May 1982 Government Printer, Canberra viewed 25 November 2020 http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1928641592

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