Mornings presenter Jon Faine was taken aback when MUA Secretary and Victorian Trades Hall President Kevin Bracken rang talkback to say that the collapse of the World Trade Centre on September 11 2001 was not caused by a terrorist attack. His claims earned a quick rebuke from Trades Hall Secretary Brian Boyd.
"What we should be doing is calling for a proper investigation into the events of September 11," says Kevin Bracken.
"There's so many unanswered questions," he says. "The official story doesn't stand up to scientific scrutiny."
His views have been called 'stupid and wrong' by Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
The Maritime Union of Australia Secretary had rung in to join a talkback discussion on the topic of Afghanistan.
His views were immediately disowned by Trades Hall Secretary Brian Boyd.
"He's welcome to his views... but the official Trades Hall position is not to entertain that conspiracy theory," says Brian Boyd.
"We condemn the terrorist attack," he says. "A lot of working people were killed on that tragic day."
However Mr Boyd says that '99 per cent of the time Kevin's a very good Trades Hall official'. Source