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In an audio recording made by one of those men, Phil Cabudlan, at the Hitec factory in June 2020, he can be heard asking Mr Lewandowski why he had not paid him and the other welders for their domestic work at Mr Lewandowski’s mansion.

In a copy of the audio obtained by Brisbane Times and A Current Affair, Mr Lewandowski can be heard shouting back: “You can go to f—ing Fair Work, you can go to … there. You can do whatever f—ing you want to … You should be f—ing paying me!”

Filipino welders sponsored by Hitec Welding pictured in 2014. Phil Cabudlan can be seen seated on the right.

Filipino welders sponsored by Hitec Welding pictured in 2014. Phil Cabudlan can be seen seated on the right.

Hitec Welding, which lists BP, Caltex, Santos, Rio Tinto Aluminium, Origin and other big resources companies among its clients, was banned in 2016…



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