Union boss' removal would give officials 'chance to be legit'

THE removal of Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) Queensland president Dave Hanna would give some union officials "a chance to be legit", a senior colleague told Mr Hanna in a secretly recorded conversation.

Police made the recording of a meeting at Brisbane Airport between Mr Hanna and CFMEU national assistant secretary Leo Skourdoumbis in July, the month prior to Mr Hanna's resignation from the union.

It was tendered as evidence in the trade union royal commission this week and a full transcript released overnight.

In the recording, Mr Hanna described his house south of Brisbane being raided by about 20 police officers with "search warrant for documentation, all my finances and all that sort of shit".

Mr Hanna told Mr Skourdoumbis police had also been "to the builder's place" but he had no concerns about work done by contractors on his property, built in 2013.

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