Former Queensland CFMEU boss David Hanna has failed in an attempt to overturn his conviction for destroying tonnes of documents that could have been evidence in the trade union royal commission.
Hanna ordered union colleagues to remove dozens of boxes of documents from the CFMEU's Brisbane office in April 2014 and burn them at his Cornubia property.
He directed one colleague to hang union banners in front of CCTV cameras in the CFMEU office to avoid being detected when the documents were taken.
When the documents failed to burn, Hanna had them dumped near Ipswich, instructing they be dumped at a "proper tip, rather than just dumped onto the side of the road", the trial heard.
Hanna was handed a nine-month jail sentence last year but avoided jail for this matter after being released on a two-year good behaviour bond.
The Court of Appeal on Friday dismissed Hanna's appeal.
Judge Thomas Bradley said Hanna would have been aware of a real possibility, chance or likelihood that some of the documents might be required by the royal commission.
Hanna was sentenced last month to two years jail for unrelated corrupt activity relating to work done in 2013 at Hannah's Cornubia house by tradies paid for by Mirvac.
He was already serving a jail sentence after being convicted in February for raping a woman three times when she was too drunk to give consent in March 2017.
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