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Take Back Australia … Reject Socialism

Where will this lead? Say goodnight Julia

Wednesday 10 August 2011 (Hansard and papers)
As part of routine reviews of registered associations, Fair Trading identified that Coastal Voice failed to lodge its annual financial statements for at least the last three financial years. It failed to lodge statements in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Thus NSW Fair Trading commenced the process of cancelling the registration of Coastal Voice Community Group Incorporated. It is worth noting that this action could have been commenced in 2010, but the previous Government did not act. A formal notice was issued to the public officer on 2 August 2011 by post. My office was notified after Fair Trading had taken that course of action. The association has until 30 August to respond. If there is no response from the association, its registration may be cancelled forthwith.

The public officer of Coastal Voice, who was written to on 2 August, was Mr Craig Thomson, MHR, the Federal Labor member for Dobell. Fair Trading takes very seriously the responsibility of ensuring the continued integrity of associations in New South Wales. Members probably are aware, particularly from media reports today, that Coastal Voice is alleged to have been a front that was set up for the election of Mr Craig Thomson, who is now the Federal Labor member for Dobell. Coastal Voice had a website whose domain was registered to the national office of the Health Services Union—a union that was run by Mr Thomson.
The Daily Telegraph reports statements from Miss Criselee Stevens, who is “a former member of Federal Labor MP Craig Thomson’s inner circle.”   The report confirms that union money was used both to establish Coastal Voice and to fund glossy Coastal Voice brochures for Craig Thomson. 

At this stage no account of Coastal Voice moneys has been provided to Fair Trading, as required by the Act. That is both unacceptable and unlawful. and has occurred for the past 4 years since the 2007 election.  The people of New South Wales deserve to know that community groups and associations in their area are both real and responsible in their use of funds and in relation to their reporting responsibilities. Fair Trading is continuing to monitor associations to ensure that they comply with the rules and legislative requirements.
This Association is said to have been a front Mr Thomson had transferred Union funds to and was responsible for a mass glossy electoral advertisement under the name Coastal Voice for Mr Thomson prior to the 2007 election.  During this time Mr Thomson was a candidate for the seat of Dobell and was still the National; Secretary of the Health Services Union.  Of course the Association that Mr Thomson claimed to have nothing to do with failed to lodge financial returns for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and Mr Thomson is alleged to still be the Public Officer for the association.

He really has nowhere left to go False statement, failure to supply accounts for Coastal Voice in 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010.   A statement from an ex most trusted insider, alleging he did use union money was used both to establish Coastal Voice and to fund glossy Coastal Voice brochures for Craig Thomson.   And this time he will be taking Ms Jill Hall, MP with him, as she has lied a=on a stat dec  claiming he was not in a argument with a Salvation Army volunteer where he threatened to end her career.  Why do I keep getting visions of a Iguana, hmmmm.


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