Tag Archives: Craig Thomson

THOMSON HAS 100,000 FOOD REASONS TO BE SMILING – Friday May 17 2013

– Craig Thomson stands to pocket more than $100,000 from the Australian taxpayer by running as an independent. The scandal-plagued NSW MP has backed away from his explosive claim that Labor offered him a deal not to contest his NSW … Continue reading

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THOMSON POLICE RAID HOTEL – Thursday February 21 2013

– Police have seized documents from an upmarket Sydney hotel and a union-affiliated credit union as they set up investigations into former Labor MP Craig Thomson. Search warrants were executed on Tuesday at the Westin Hotel in Sydney’s CBD and … Continue reading

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CRAIG THOMSON FRONTS COURT ON 154 CHARGES – Thursday February 7 2013

– Tiffany’s Girls claims to be Sydney’s best brothel. It is also one of the establishments where police claim former federal Labor MP Craig Thomson used a Health Services Union credit card to pay for prostitutes. Thomson, 48, appeared in … Continue reading

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THE POLICE HAVE DONE ME WRONG – Thursday February 7 2013

– A defiant Craig Thomson is facing damaging criminal charges that he misused $42,800, allegedly using union credit cards to pay for prostitutes, R-rated movies and ATM withdrawals. As the Gillard Government continues to reel from the scandal, Victoria Police … Continue reading

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THOMSON SAYS HE WILL BE VINDICATED – Tuesday February 5 2013

– Craig Thomson still hopes to continue his political career, most likely as an independent, but believe the Labor Party is keeping open pre-selection for his seat in case he is vindicated of the fraud charges he faces. In his … Continue reading

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FRAUD CASE TO GO AHEAD – Sunday February 3 2013

– Craig Thomson has dropped his bid to delay his first court appearance on fraud charges because Parliament is sitting and he will now front a judge in Melbourne this week. The MP, who faces 149 counts of fraud, had … Continue reading

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ARREST HORROR START TO LABOR CAMPAIGN – Friday February 1 2013

– Julia Gillard’s high-stakes election strategy was rocked when ex-Labor MP Craig Thomson was arrested on 149 fraud charges – including allegedly using union funds to pay for prostitutes. In a horrid start to the political year for the Prime … Continue reading

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149 CHARGES – Friday February 1 2013

– Former Labor MP Craig Thomson will face court in Melbourne after being arrested on 149 fraud charges – including allegations he used his union credit card to pay for prostitutes. In a devastating blow to Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s … Continue reading

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MEDIA ALERTED TO COURT APPEARANCE – Friday February 1 2013

– In the end, the only people who didn’t make it to court were Craig Thomson’s lawyers. The member for Dobell represented himself before a Wyong magistrate and a packed public gallery just after 4 pm, where he was granted … Continue reading

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GILLARD DENIES THOMSON ARREST ALERT – Friday February 1 2013

– Julia Gillard’s extended election campaign hit major turbulence on its first full day following the arrest of the former Labor MP turned independent, Craig Thomson. Mr Thomson, who was forced to resign from the Labor Party early last year, … Continue reading

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