Peter Beattie says if he were Labor leader he would not accept the union’s money

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The government and opposition remain deadlocked in the ongoing battle over the influence of Australia’s trade unions, with Malcolm Turnbull accusing the CFMEU construction union of “controlling” Bill Shorten.

In an interview with Sky News before Victorian prosecutors decided not to proceed with blackmail charges against him, but only broadcast this week, John Setka said achieving results for members meant sometimes being “on the wrong side of a bad law … then so be it”.

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