AU: Return to sender: unions royal commission apologises over privacy blunder

Paul Karp reports:

The royal commission into trade union governance and corruption has apologised to the construction union after giving its confidential documents to another party.

On Wednesday the Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union alerted the royal commission that in a further breach it had sent the union confidential information of another company’s employees, the same information which the royal commission had criticised other parties for leaking in 2013.

The CFMEU’s national secretary, Dave Noonan, described the errors as an “incredibly careless and appalling way to treat material obtained by coercive powers, material that is meant to be treated confidentially”.

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