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Meet new ACTU boss Sally McManus—authorised scofflaw

Meet new ACTU boss Sally McManus—authorised scofflaw

Winner of MM’s brain-dead award

Millions of Australians, if that many across the land watch the ABC, were left gobsmacked last night wondering what they heard from the very loose-mouthed ACTU boss Sally McManus. A very stern-faced and bland Sally, the first female ACTU boss and maybe the last, has immediately assumed the role of sole, chief high justice and arbitrary law maker who believes statutory laws are hers to disobey. A jolly good start as a Labor Union boss.

In an interview with 7.30, Ms McManus defended law-breaking by the construction union, the CFMEU, and said some industrial laws should be disregarded. “I believe in the rule of law, when the law is fair and the law is right,” she said. “But when it’s unjust, I don’t think there’s a problem with breaking it.”

Source: ABC

ACTU boss Sally McManus slammed by Federal Government over union law-breaking comments

The Federal Government has savaged comments from the new head of Australia’s union movement, who says she supports breaking the law in some cases.

Bill Shorten needs to reject comments, and if he doesn’t, “he supports them”

Sally McManus was yesterday elected secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).

Ms McManus said many CFMEU fines were for unlawful industrial action following workplace deaths.

“It might be illegal industrial action according to our current laws, and our current laws are wrong,” she said.

“It shouldn’t be so hard for workers in our country to be able to take industrial action when they need to.”

Bill Shorten urged to reject McManus’s comments

LNP frontbencher James McGrath said the comments were outrageous.

“The rule of law is not a smorgasbord to be picked at will,” Senator McGrath said.

“It’s the entire underpinning of our legal system, indeed of our society.

“I’m sure people disagree with the speed limit on certain roads, but they obey the speed limit.

“Taken to the extreme, what she is saying is that the union movement and the unions are not going to obey the rule of law in this country and that is a disgrace.”

Employment Minister Michaelia Cash called on Labor Leader Bill Shorten to repudiate the remarks.

“This is an extraordinary admission by a newly minted union leader that she believes she is above the law and that unions can pick and choose when they obey the law and when they do not,” Senator Cash said in a statement.

“If [Mr Shorten] does not immediately and unequivocally reject Ms McManus’s comments, he supports them.”

The Federal Opposition has been contacted for comment.

{ 15 comments… add one }
  • Penguinte 16/03/2017, 7:19 am

    Bill won’t reject these words he’ll be coached to sprout some face saving platitudes.

  • Lorraine 16/03/2017, 7:55 am

    she miss spoke , she was taken out on context , Bill Shorten will bat this to the forget she said that she meant this……we the public have a fair idea of what she said is pure truth to Unions. They have the right to pick and choose which laws …..we must obey

  • Peter Sandery 16/03/2017, 8:01 am

    Hope she never gets promoted to a “Tribunal” or some such adjudicatory body!

  • Albert 16/03/2017, 8:02 am

    This is what you get when you let unions grow and prosper to such a point that they truly believe that they are a law unto themselves. This ugly individual is no better than those radical Islamic butchers who wish to thrust their barbarous sharia law upon us.
    There are laws in this country against sedition and they should be brought down to cripple this poisonous mouthpiece of dangerous self-serving unions.

  • Bushwanker 16/03/2017, 9:05 am

    McManus is not only a union thug she’s a radical feminist, a Gillard worshipper,…….hard to decide which is worse.

    • Bushkid 16/03/2017, 10:02 am

      They’re one and the same to a “feminist” these days. If you’re not a bully, well then by their lights you’re not a feminist. (And I’m a woman who’s made her own way in the world, on her own merits, without trouble or fuss.)

    • Lorraine 16/03/2017, 12:30 pm

      is that double speak for lesbian. the hair cut is very manly, as is the blue suit

  • Topsy 16/03/2017, 10:01 am

    Typical of anyone involved with unions. Shoddy, dangerous rhetoric which needs to be stamped on by you know who, but won’t be.

  • Bushkid 16/03/2017, 10:03 am

    Make the unions live by the same corporate laws as business and corporations – that’ll pull them up short!

    • Albert 16/03/2017, 12:24 pm

      Bushkid, that has been tried to some extent but it seems it hasn’t had any effect. Dave Noonan welcomes outlaw bikies into the CFMEU and says they can’t be expelled. John Setka, the CFMEU thug and standover merchant has a police record of 60 odd criminal charges.
      If the Labor mob win government then these criminals are even planning to force Bill Shorton to give them seats in his cabinet and insist that policy developed by the criminal unions be accepted by the government.
      Someone needs to pull the rug from under the dangerous unions or this country is going to be in all sorts of trouble.

      • Lorraine 16/03/2017, 10:29 pm

        you don’t say, best tell the left ,that they are ruining our country. That should go down really well with Labor and the Greens and the policies of fear over global warming,,,,,forget the thugs of the unions we have real problems with Climate change……they do not CARE they have an agenda to control ,Control the masses feed them clothe them tell them where to work pay union dues and keep the mantra up

  • Biking Voter 16/03/2017, 10:12 am

    Ms. McManus’s comments were taken out of context. …. ACTU and CFMEU statement fully supported by Bull Shittin.

  • Robert Ozman 16/03/2017, 10:45 pm

    HaHaHaha!!…. Didn’t take long for all the Union-bashers to raise their ugly heads, did it? It’s all right when the Tories stack the Fair Work commission with their ‘suck’ stooges, to implement what big Business wants, with regard to penalty rates. It’s all right when they put up ‘suck’ doctors chosen by the Insurance companies, that underscore individual claimants’ pain thresholds so that they are left out of big-money claims. You pathetic do-gooders are responsible for The ‘fair-go’, and The Australian Way disappearing at lightning-fast pace, out of our society. Australia is now a country that is ruled by the minorities, certainly not by the majority. The Unions are responsible for Good and fair working conditions and wages that have evolved between the 1950’s and the early 1990’s. If you want to ‘bag’ someone, then bag Little Johnny Howard for stagnating Australia’s move forward, by decreasing wage rises, that have left us behind the “8”ball ever since, with the ever-rising cost of living now preventing young people from ever hoping to own their own home. Yes, Howard did the ‘real’ damage by taking us backwards. He surely understood that wages must rise with the cost of living, and he chose to ignore it, so don’t keep up the praise that you do-gooders continue to heap on him because he doesn’t rate it! Now you have these present Tory imposters trying on the very same thing! Why shouldn’t someone such as Sally McManus stand up for these blatant attacks on our working class? Someone has to! I hope I live long enough to see The Unions rise again to the power they enjoyed back in the 50’s and the 60’s. All you minority do-gooders can go and bag your heads!
    How would you be feeling if we revert back to Gough Whitlam’s shout of “One Vote-One value”, and all you minority creeps and do-gooders get left out in the ‘cold’, FOREVER!!!

    • Wallace 17/03/2017, 7:40 am

      Good one Robert. Typical Labor hypocrite. Unions are nothing more than scams for the union bosses. Fools like you pay for that and they screw you. The unions were once a good thing, no more. We lost our car industry because of greedy union demands. Less than 16% of the work force are unionists. As for “little Johnny”, if you owned any property during his term, you might, just might have noticed that in tripled in value. You need to read more Robert, beyond the lefty shit your head seems to be filled with. Do have a good day!

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