Well, we do live in a commerce driven society and the HSU, no novice when it comes to money, other people's money of course, is proposing to raise a little cash. Added value might come from every article being personally signed by Julia Gillard and Craig Thomson.
Will the proceeds vanish or be returned to those who paid for the stuff - the union workers? Centrebet will be on this one! GC. Ed.
WITH the overthrow of the Marcos regime came the discovery of treasure and one of the world's largest collections of designer shoes. When Saddam Hussein fell the populace discovered artworks, cash and gold-plated guns.
Now, with the discredited administration of the Health Services Union facing possible criminal charges, incoming officials are planning a sale of unusual assets accumulated under the leadership of general secretary Michael Williamson.
Items up for auction include television studio equipment, paintings and an extensive collection of sporting memorabilia, one of Mr Williamson's interests. A Donald Bradman bat and signed David Beckham jersey are among the items.
The sporting memorabilia was acquired over the past five years, ''probably at auctions or fundraisers'', Mr Hayes said. ''But there are no receipts or anything along those lines; we have no account for it anywhere.''