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CFMEU chief John Setka tells Neil Mitchell what he wants from Bill Shorten

No longer distracted by blackmail charges that were this week dropped, CFMEU chief John Setka has turned his attention to applying pressure to Bill Shorten

In a wide-ranging interview about the state of his powerful union, Mr Setka told Neil Mitchell the CFMEU wants federal Labor, if elected, to:

  • Re-write Fair Work laws
  • Change right of entry laws

Neil Mitchell: It’s reported today in The Australian you want Bill Shorten to make it easier for workers to take strike action. Is that right?

John Setka: Well, it’s partly right.

He also described the failed blackmail case against him as a “witch hunt” and defended the fact that CFMEU figures have criminal convictions.

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