Secret slush funds bankroll Labor's factional battles

Submitted by Bismark02 on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 16:33
The SMH reported last week on how union funds bankroll Labor's factional battles:
Millions of dollars in secret union slush funds, training schemes and members' dues are propping up Labor's dwindling union base, and bankrolling damaging factional battles for delegates to the ALP. An investigation by Fairfax Media has unearthed a slew of cashed-up but little known funds, and possible unlawful misuse of union and parliamentary staff and offices in factional fights across the country.
Can anyone really doubt that a full inquiry ought be an essential priority for the new Federal Government?