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Rich-list Liberman family saved millions in AWU deal

Justin Liberman


The cleaning company at the heart of the inquiry into union corruption was on the verge of collapse, bleeding millions of dollars a year, and was owned by one of the nation’s richest families at the time it entered a controversial union deal.

Investigations by The Australian show Cleanevent was owned by Melbourne’s Liberman family — estimated by BRW to be the nation’s second-wealthiest — at the time it negotiated the controversial “side deal” with the Australian Workers Union that severely disadvantaged workers.

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Under the 2010 deal, AWU Victoria contracted not to take ­industrial action against Clean­event in return for annual payments of $25, 000, saving Clean­event $2 million a year in wages.

Company records show Cleanevent was desperate for the money in the lead-up to negotiating that controversial deal, ­having defaulted on a multi-million- dollar loan with ANZ.

In July 2007, the Liberman family donated $50, 000 to left-leaning political group GetUp!, at the time the third biggest ­donation it had received…


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