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Ronnie Chapman was an aboriginal, the remainder of the black delegation to the union declined to participate in either the campaign to stave off deregistration or to prosecute his and Batkin's killers, who were both former members of the union. Link.

Chapman's scab former Union Vice President brother in law got his car his scab brother took his job, Australian dockyards have been de unionized since the P&D's Union was deregistered in 1993.

Both of the murdered men had opposed Hawke & Keating's legislation that provided de registration for unions with less than ten thousand members.

The Painters and Dockers Union Journal, October 2001, page 4.

This document indicts Builders Labourers Federation Secretary Simcoe, industrial Officer Moxham, Union Organizer Puplett all of their successors, and those who stand with them as class enemies.

Facts relied upon: At work the week prior to 1/10/96 two twin speaker ghetto blaster type radio systems, were intermittently turned on full bore causing excessive noise. Before work 1l10/96 member 200325 reminds all hands this type of personal equipment on the job is banned by the union.

One Saal says he is the delegate says he will ring the union and check, some time later during work one Moore turns his blaster on full bore claimed he wanted to be able to hear John Laws, over the noise of the yard forklift that had a rooted muffler.

200325 checks back with Saal the bug delegate, he says he did not ring the union at all but telephoned Yates the yard manager who was on his way ..

200325 rings the union talks to Kerr gets abused and hung up on.

Drives into union premises spots Gary Howcroft former President of the P&D Union who had wormed his rotten way into the offices of the BWIU, who abandoned his role in the P&D's allegedly after receiving death threats in 1980.

200325 Reminds Howcroft the current campaign the Dockies Union was undertaking requires him to testify re his relationship with Ron Chapman, like when was the last time he saw him alive and in whose company was he.

And about Batkin and Union Member Norm Foorde murdered in 1979, and re his hightailing it out of the said Dockies Union at the time of the 1980 union election campaign, despite the fact he was then Union President and was candidate for election to the position of Secretary.

Was he in fact warned he would necessarily be running afoul of elements who might kill him as they had killed before.

Howcroft sneered and almost got through turning his lip in contempt, before he had to beat a hasty retreat into the interior of a locked office complex MT in pursuit.

Union organizer Ted Puplett met one at the gate of Bell Scaffolding, explaining the situation to him and being assured in return that double or multi speaker systems were indeed barred from the workplace by the union.

Puplett's clear role was to upbraid the members for having this gear on the job, explain that the concept of bodgey delegates who rang the boss instead of the union was as iffy as can be, endorse MT as new and fair dinkum delegate and we all go back to work.

Instead Puplett hears Yates out tells MT to hear Yates out who says MT is sacked and he had better get off the premises or he will have the coppers to him .. all the while Puplett and Saal are smirking and grinning to each other like vicar and choirboy.

Howcroft suffered two broken legs in October 1996, could be he approached someone to have M. Timothy seen to and got seen to himself.