AustraliaJohn Setka takes Labor to Supreme Court
Labor leader unfazed by Setka court action
Anthony Albanese is not concerned Victorian construction union boss John Setka is launching a court challenge to stop his expulsion from the Labor Party. Federal Labor Leader Anthony Albanese is unfazed by union boss John Setka taking court action to stop his expulsion from the party. Mr Albanese said the Victorian construction official was never going to go quietly. "He was always going to take legal action, because this is an issue for him, he doesn't like it," he told the Nine Network on Friday. "Guess what, he will try to stop it, but he won't be successful.
Embattled union boss John Setka is due in Victoria's Supreme Court as he fights Labor's bid to expel him from the party.
Federal leader Anthony Albanese wants the Victorian CFMMEU secretary's membership torn up, arguing Setka does not live up to Labor values.
But Setka says expelling him will stop him being an effective advocate for the union and its members.
He has been convicted for harassing his wife and is also accused of making inappropriate comments about anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty, something he denies.
The union boss is expected in the Supreme Court on Thursday for a hearing about his urgent injunction to stop Labor expelling him.
He has filed proceedings against outgoing national secretary Noah Carroll and Mr Albanese as well as the voting members of the national executive, which will move on Monday to kick Setka out of the party.
It had been due to meet last Friday to consider the motion but Setka asked for more time to prepare his case.
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