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Interim Report 26 April 2012

Interim Report 26 April 2012

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Level544MarketStreetSydneyNSW2000Ph:(02)82670618Fax:(02)82670650http://wvlw.slatergordon.com.au
30April2012
Correspondenceto:Lawyer:PhillipPasfieldLegalAssistant:ConnieGraziano
PRIVATE&CONFIDENTIALUnionCouncilMembersoftheHSUEastBranchandHSUeast
GPOBox1584SydneyNSW2001DX1163SYDNEY
BYEMAILONLY
DirectPh:(02)82670623Email:cgraziano@slatergordon.com.auOurRef:PJP1:CMG1:M262280
DearCouncilMemberHSUeastINQUIRYIactforHSUeastandHSUEastBranch.IrefertothecurrentinquirybeingundertakenbyMrTernbyQCandMrRobertson.Iamadvisedthatinaccordancewitharequestofmyclients,MessrsTembyandRobertsonwillshortlybeprovidingtoyoubyemailacopyoftheirinterimreport.ThisisinaccordancewithresolutionsoftheCouncilspassedlastyear.Neithermyclientsnormyselfareawareofthecontentsoftheinterimreport.Itispossiblethatmaterialcontainedintheinterimreportmaybeconsidereddefamatoryforthepurposesofrelevantdefamationlegislation.ItisimportantthereforethatyoudonotrepublishtheinterimreporttoanythirdpartywhoisnotamemberoftheUnionCouncils.Todosomaymakeyouliableforthatpublication.ItistheintentionofmyclientstocallmeetingsoftheUnionCouncilswithin3daysofthedeterminationbytheFederalCourtofAustraliaontheissueofvotingrightsofcertainmembersoftheUnionCouncils.Iunderstandthatyouareawareofthatmatter.ItistobeheardonanexpeditedbasisbytheCourtonThursday3Maynext.Atthesubsequentmeetings,itisproposedthatconsiderationbegiventotheinterimreportandtoanyfurtherpublicationoftheinterimreport.Yoursfaithfully
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INTERIMREPORTBYIANTEMBYQCANDDENNISROBERTSONFCATOTHEUNIONCOUNCILOFHSUeastANDFORTHEIREYESONLY26APRIL2012
 
IBACKGROUND(Ourappointmentandourrole)
1.1TheCouncilofHSUeastappointedIanTembyQCandDennisRobertson,CharteredAccountant,toconductaninvestigation.1.2Setout,hereunder,isanextractfromtheminutesofameetingoftheUnionCouncilofHSUeastheldon23September2011:
"UnionCouncilnotesthattheGeneralSecretaryhasbeensuijectedtoallegationsinthemediawhichhavenowbeenreferredtotheNSWPolice.UnionCouncildeterminesthattheassistance
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appropriateindependentexpertsbesought
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theUniontoensurethatthemembers'interestsareprotected
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investigatingthesemattersproperlYand
transparently.
Resolution:Moved
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FitZroythatUnionCouncilresolvestorequestthatthePresident
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theBarAssociation
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NewSouthWalesselectanIndependentPanel
of
Experts
toreviewandinvestigatethefollowingmatters:
CD
The
adequacy
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governanceatTangementsandbusinesspractices
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theHSUeastincludingthoseassociatedwithtenders,recruitmentandexpenditure.AccesstofinancialandbusinessrelatedinformationforHSUeastmemberstoensuretheappropriatelevel
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transparenryandScrutil!y.
CD
Thepoliciesandproceduresandthepotentialforconflicts
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interestforHSUeastOfficers,orstq/fholdingDirectorshipsonBoardsorshares/ownershipinexternalcompaniesparticularlYincompanieswhicharealsosupplierso/goodsandservicestotheHSUeast.Policiesaroundtheuseo/HSUeastandcorporatecreditcards.Othermattersasdeterminedappropriate
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theIndependentPanel.TheIndependentPanelshallconsist
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notlessthan
3
persons.Atleastoneshallbeacharteredaccountantwithnolessthan10yearsexperience.Atleastoneshallbealegalpractitionerwithexperience
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industrialot;ganisationsandwithnolessthan10yearsexperienceandoneshallhaveexperienceinmattersrelatingtothegovernance
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organisations.Thereasonableremuneration
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theIndependentPanelmembersshallbemet
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theUnionandtheIndependentPanelshallreporttoUnionCouncil.NotingthatapoliceinvestigationisundetwC!JinrelationtomatterspotentiallYrelevanttotheGovernanceReview,UnionCouncilalsonotesthatthework
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theIndependentPanelshouldbeconductedatalltimessoasnottoprejudicethePoliceInvestigation.
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