AUSTRALIA SETS UP PROBE INTO UNION GRAFT

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SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday unveiled a royal commission to investigate alleged corruption among leading trade unions as reports of widespread bribes and kickbacks involving organized crime grow. The ruling Liberal-National coalition, which embarked on an unpopular industrial relations overhaul when last in power that cost them office in 2007, has long pledged to tackle union powers over opposition fears of a witch-hunt.

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