Marco Bolano Media Release on Craig Thomson
MARCO BOLANO MEDIA RELEASE - 21 MAY 2012
CRAIG THOMSON'S CLAIMS AGAINST ME ARE FALSE
I do not intend to dignify Mr. Thomson’s fantastic and dishonest claims with a
To do so would only serve to provoke further absurdity.Any suggestion that I conspired to "set up" Mr. Thomson, as he has claimed frombehind the protection of parliamentary privilege, is utterly false and an abuse of his parliamentary privileges.I note that only last week the Victoria Police - who are investigating Mr. Thomson'smisuse of members' money when he was National Secretary of the HSU -announced that Mr. Thomson has declined to identify to them the people who henow claims set him up.
That is, Mr. Thomson is prepared to smear me and othersfrom the Parliament but not prepared to give that same information to the very policewho are investigating the offences for which he now claims he was set up.
Mr. Thomson's abuse of parliamentary privilege is manifest and the Parliamentshould take responsibility for dealing with such an abuse by one of its own.I sincerely hope Mr. Thomson one day takes responsibility for his own actions. Thathe considers the impact of his choices, particularly the impact on the Health Services Union, its members and the individuals who have shone the light on corruption bysome in our union.It disturbs me to watch Mr. Thomson drowning in a river of delusion.
For the sake of his wife and family I hope that Mr. Thomson one day grasps a branch of reality, rather than be swept away. Only then may he hopefully find some redemption andstart to move on with his life.Marco Bolano
Deputy General Secretary
Health Services Union East