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He's out of the party but Setka circus rolls on as bigger issues remain

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23.10.2019

The John Setka saga is far from over.

Setka’s resignation from Labor ends one issue that has engulfed him since the graphic nature of his domestic abuse of his wife was exposed by The Age in early June. He was convicted and fined for the abuse and for breaching court orders in the Magistrates Court in late June.

John Setka has resigned from the Labor Party.Credit:AAP

But the bigger issue, Setka’s future at the head of the CFMMEU’s construction division in Victoria, remains despite his departure from the ALP.

Key crossbench Senator Jacqui Lambie has said if Setka resigns she won’t pass the Morrison government’s union-busting Ensuring Integrity Bill.

If he stays, and the bill is passed, the result could be........

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