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AustraliaAlbanese forced to backdown on Setka dump

00:21  12 july  2019
00:21  12 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

John Setka saga set for new courtroom drama

John Setka saga set for new courtroom drama Union leader goes to court to challenge Anthony Albanese's ALP expulsion push.

"Anthony Albanese was very decisive on this matter and I think Labor should be able to expel people who do not uphold the values that Labor espouses. Mr Setka and Labor also disagree about what power the national executive had to expel a Victorian member. Mr Setka was last month convicted for

Labor has agreed to delay a decision about whether to boot construction union boss John Setka from the party.

Albanese forced to backdown on Setka dump© AAP Images Labor has agreed to delay a decision about whether to boot construction union boss John Setka from the party. Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese is expected to face questions after being forced to delay his plan to expel controversial union boss John Setka from the party.

Lawyers for Labor consented to delay Monday's planned meeting of the national executive at which the embattled CFMMEU boss was expected to get the boot.

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Victorian Supreme Court Justice Peter Riordan is considering the legality of Labor's proposed expulsion after Mr Setka filed an urgent injunction to save his membership.

Labor leader unfazed by Setka court action

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.

On Tuesday, Setka said he had fallen victim to “dirty ALP politics” and that people were “making up lies about what I said”. Albanese said he had written to the national executive The Victorian government also intends to dump Setka from a government board – the Building Industry Consultative Council.

Labor has delayed a decision on union boss John Setka future but leader Anthony Albanese insists "we will get what we want. He will be out of the party.".

Mr Albanese declined to comment after yesterday's court hearing, during which the judge said it was inappropriate for Labor to make a decision on Mr Setka's future until after his legal ruling.

Labor MP Anne Aly towed the party line.

"We should have expected that John Setka wasn't going to go so easily," she told Sky News.

"Anthony Albanese was very decisive on this matter and I think Labor should be able to expel people who do not uphold the values that Labor espouses.

"If you can't take a fight in upholding your values what else is there? I don't know how this is going to end ... but I do hope for a resolution sooner rather than later."

The opposition leader has insisted the union boss will not remain a party member, arguing he does not live up to Labor values after admitting to crimes including harassing his wife.

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Anthony Albanese says he has legal advice to back his move to have John Setka expelled from the ALP, warning him against wasting union members’ money on court action. This followed fighting words on Monday from Setka , the Victorian construction boss of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime

But Mr Setka argued the expulsion should be blocked for reasons including that it would stop him being an effective advocate for the union and its members.

Mr Setka and Labor also disagree about what power the national executive had to expel a Victorian member.

Mr Setka was last month convicted for harassing his wife and is also accused of saying the work of anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty meant men had fewer rights. He denies making the comments.

He has filed proceedings against Labor's outgoing national secretary, Noah Carroll, Mr Albanese and voting members of the national executive.

Labor claims that having Mr Setka remain a member damaged the party's reputation.

Justice Riordan has reserved his decision and the matter is due back in court at a later date.

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Anthony Albanese has been outfoxed by union boss John Setka, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has said in a fiery exchange on Today. The Opposition Leader has moved to boot the CFMEU secretary out of the Labor Party. But facing an injunction from the Supreme Court, Mr Setka's expulsion from the party has been put on hold. Mr Albanese told Today’s Tom Steinfort he had not "shelved anything". "There will be a national executive meeting. It will expel John Setka," he said. "When something is before the courts just like when people take Peter Dutton to the courts, you have to respect the legal processes.

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