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Construction union boss Dave Noonan always reckons it’s a ‘sham’ when Labor leaders take on individuals who disgrace our movement. I’ll stand with Bob Hawke, Paul Keating and Anthony Albanese any day over Dave Noonan, Joe McDonald and John Setka. My letter to @australian 

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@PatsKarvelas  speaks to CFMEU Construction and General National Secretary @DaveNoonanCFMEU  on sympathy for John Setka, Free Trade Agreement, Labor donations and more on #AfternoonBriefing  #auspol 

@DaveNoonanCFMEU  says John Setka “won’t be going anywhere”. Got “100%” support from conference delegates. Accuses Jacqui Lambie of “holding every Aust­ralian worker to ransom” over her threat to back Ensuring Integrity Bill unless Setka quits. @australian 

The Australian Federal Police has dropped its investigation into controversial union boss John Setka over allegations he threatened senators. #9News 

Sky News host Chris Kenny says Anthony Albanese has finally had a “win” as opposition leader after removing “aggressive” CFMMEU union boss John Setka from the party. #KennyReport 

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese says John Setka "undermined the standing of the union movement".

John Setka is out of the ALP but Jacqui Lambie says she will vote for government’s Ensuring Integrity Bill unless he also quits as Vic CFMEU secretary. Sally McManus also renews her call for him to quit. Senate report into EI bill due by tmw. @australian 

“His values aren’t the same as Labor’s values. We respect women.” @AlboMP  on controversial Union boss John Setka abandoning his battle against an explusion attempt from the Labor party. #9Today 

John Setka’s removal from the Labor Party has done nothing to shift @JacquiLambie 's position on the contentious ‘ensuring integrity’ bill.

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John Setka is not typical of the modern union movement. The average union member today is a woman in her 40s in aged care. And those are the kind of workers who will really be hurt by the Liberals’ extreme union-bashing legislation.

“A rolling disaster of Sopranos proportions”. Sally McManus and Michele O’Neil were on a train to Geneva, stomachs churning as they read claims about John Setka pushing a woman down stairs, kicking down a door, and throwing an iPad at her face. @australian 

"What John Setka has said and possibly done has caused us damage and it would be the right thing to do, even if he's innocent, to stand down from his position. I believe that would be the right moral thing to do,” @sallymcmanus  tells @PatsKarvelas  on #AfternoonBriefing  #auspol 

@PatsKarvelas : John Setka is threatening to freeze donations to the Labor Party if you expel him, are you worried about losing that money? @AlboMP : No. I’m worried about doing the right thing… My decision is based on his long history of bringing the Labor party into disrepute

I’ve spoken to Labor MPs angry that Anthony Albanese has acted without evidence against John Setka. #auspol 

Controversial union boss John Setka is refusing to quit his post, amidst outrage at comments he reportedly made about anti-violence campaigner Rosie Batty. We spoke to Rosie about why change in attitudes takes so long.

@AlboMP  on John Setka: I don’t want him in our party. It’s that simple. I have also asked the National Executive Committee to suspend his membership from @AustralianLabor  from today. It stops. MORE: #newsday 

Retiring Labor senator Doug Cameron has demanded that Victorian union official John Setka resign after reportedly criticising Rosie Batty

This refusal to condemn John Setka is beyond the pale. The ACTU is, frankly, too scared of the CFMEU. Where’s the principled leadership? They’re gutless. As Bob Hawke said, the ACTU and the ALP should expel the CFMEU from its ranks. Just shows how degraded the ACTU is these days.

.: There's no question that John Setka should resign, but more than that, the Labor Party should refuse to take political donations from the CFMEU. will be reluctant to move against because he's a friend. MORE: #Gleeso 

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