Slush Fund

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Name: Slush Fund
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 3 reports

NT govt doesn't vote in donations motion

THE Northern Territory government has been left red-faced after it failed to vote down a motion seeking a wide-ranging inquiry into political donations. THE Country Liberals government has resisted calls all year from the opposition to hold an inquiry ... [Published NEWS.com.au - 4 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 4 reports

TWU slush fund bankrolled intervention in other unions, royal commission hears

A slush fund directed by national Labor vice-president and Transport Workers Union head Tony Sheldon spent more than $300,000 in just two years to bankroll interventions in three unions, the royal commission into union corruption has been told.The financial ... [Published Brisbane Times - 18 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Slash the Pentagon’s mysterious slush fund - Opinion

As if monitoring the Pentagon’s enormous budget were not difficult enough, every year Congress also has to deal with a separate war budget. Known in Washington-ese as the Overseas Contingency Operations, or OCO, account, it is submitted separately. It ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Transport Workers Union 'slush fund' used in Health Services Union election

A powerful right-wing Victorian union used two funds controlled by its senior officials to intervene in the elections of the disgraced Health Services Union, in a Labor Party internal election and in other union battles.The Royal Commission into trade ... [Published Brisbane Times - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

The Pentagon’s $43 billion Slush Fund

The Pentagon has a $43 billion slush fund that the Obama administration is using to bypass Congress to intervene overseas ... [Published Center for International Policy - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

County should say no to money for slush fund

Beaufort County Councilman Jerry Stewart is pushing for a diversion of $800,000 per year from the county's general fund to economic development activities. The money will have to be made up by new taxes or decreased services.Worse, our diverted money ... [Published Beaufort Gazette - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 3 reports

A teachable moment from Ferguson? Ending Pentagon slush fund

Mychal Denzel Smith[1] at The Nation writes What Matters in Ferguson:Michael Brown was shot and killed by an officer of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department. This is what matters.The name of the officer has been released (it’s Darren Wilson, who ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Jackson: $250k slush fund didn't hurt union

The Health Services Union is suing its national secretary, Kathy Jackson, for misuse of funds. Jackson contends that the union did not incur any loss or damage from the transfer of its money into a slush fund that she controlled. She has applied for the ... [Published Individual.com - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Kathy Jackson mounts defence on time lapse since alleged fraud

Controversial unionist Kathy Jackson will attempt to avoid a $700,000 lawsuit against her by mounting part of her defence on the grounds that the alleged misuse of members' funds happened too long ago.Ms Jackson, who is being sued by the Health Services ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Time to rein in the Pentagon's mysterious slush fund

As if monitoring the Pentagon's enormous budget were not difficult enough, every year Congress also has to deal with a separate war budget. Known in Washington-ese as the Overseas Contingency Operations, or OCO, account, it is submitted separately. It ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 5 reports

HSU boss complains of 'ambush' at inquiry

UNION whistleblower Kathy Jackson says new evidence to an inquiry showing a $50,000 payment from a union slush fund to her ex-husband is an ambush. ... [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

PM dismisses Labour's 'slush fund'

Prime Minister John Key is dismissing Labour leader David Cunliffe's plans for a new regional infrastructure fund as a "slush fund".The fund would pale into comparison next to the cost a Labour government would impose on the regions, Key said.Cunliffe ... [Published stuff.co.nz - Jul 22 2014]

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The union members have 60 days to fix the deficiencies, Chen said, urging all parties to begin filing "omnibus motions to aid judicial review and prevent duplication of arguments."
"But I don't think any of those donations should lead anyone to believe that they are getting any favours" he said
"That is the avenue to take any questions or concerns to and the public is welcome."
"People in the Northern Territory would like to know what the truth is. They want to see a system of elections that is not tainted. They want to see a government that is bringing out policies that aren't, you might say, favoured or influenced by whether someone is a donor to the party."

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