Federal jobs minister Michaelia Cash has been subpoenaed to appear in the Federal Court over the Australian Workers Union raids case.
The ABC reports that court documents show the court is ordering Cash to appear in court in August.
Senator Cash’s staffer, David De Garis, tipped off the media about planned raids on the AWU’s Sydney and Melbourne offices by Australian Federal Police. Cash says she was unaware of De Garis’s actions.
The raids in October last year were a part of an investigation by the Registered Organisations Commission into donations made by the union a decade ago to activist group GetUp!
The union wants the court to find that the investigation is unlawful.
Later, Cash said she had instructed her lawyers to fight to order.
“I have issued instructions for the subpoena to be set aside,”she said.
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