The left-wing in New Zealand are a bunch of poofs really.
They cried a river of tears over some pretty tame tactics that Nicky Hager helpfully assisted in publishing.
They called this “Dirty Politics”, like it was something bad.
Over in Australia however they really know how to play proper, hard, dirty politics.
Police have arrested a former construction union organiser and previous Labor Party sub-branch president after he admitted to accepting tens of thousands of dollars in payments from tradesmen to help them win work.
The former ACT Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union organiser Halafihi ‘Fihi’ Kivalu was arrested after his admission at a Canberra hearing of the royal commission into unions on Thursday.
Mr Kivalu, who was president of the ALP’s Dickson-Morning sub-branch in Canberra at the time he was allegedly involved in corruption, has denied the cash payments constituted a bribe or that he could guarantee contracts and he has contested other allegations against him.
It is understood he was replaced as the ALP Dickson-Morning sub-branch president by another CFMEU official in May after holding the position for at least 12 months. Read more »