Thomson to address HSU accusations

EMBATTLED former Labor MP Craig Thomson will discuss allegations brought against him for alleged financial misconduct in two weeks.

Mr Thomson has been fighting allegations of financial misconduct from when he was national secretary of the Health Services Union.

A report released this week by Fair Work Australia alleged that Mr Thomson had spent thousands of dollars of union members' funds to buy escort services, excessive travel and fund his election campaign.

A motion brought in the House of Representatives on Wednesday by Opposition MP Christopher Pyne to suspend standing orders to allow Mr Thomson to speak was voted down.

Independents Andrew Wilkie, Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott and Greens MP Adam Bandt, along with the Labor Government, voted the motion down.

Mr Thomson said he would give his side of the story in a short address to the House during the next sitting week, which starts on Monday, May 21.


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