Controversial union boss John Setka wants senior Labor figures including federal leader Anthony Albanese to pay his legal costs as he continues his fight to stay in the party.
Labor wants to get rid of Setka for bringing the party into disrepute due to verbal abuse of his wife and alleged criticism of family violence campaigner Rosie Batty for eroding men's rights.
Victorian Supreme Court Justice Peter Riordan in August dismissed Setka's bid to have the legality of his proposed expulsion overturned, noting it was not within the court's jurisdiction to make a decision.
But the union boss claims the judge made a mistake.
In documents filed in September and made public on Friday, Setka's lawyers plan to challenge "that part of the decision holding that the court does not have jurisdiction to grant the applicant any remedy".
He also wants senior Labor figures to pay his legal fees for his appeals.
These figures include Anthony Albanese, Senator Kim Carr, Victorian Labor minister Adem Somyurek, South Australian federal MP Amanda Rishworth and former NSW Labor secretary Kaila Murnain, among others.
"The court does not interfere with internal decisions of voluntary unincorporated associations unless it is protecting or enforcing a contractual or other right recognised in law or equity," Justice Riordan ruled in August.
The CFMMEU Victorian secretary was also last month referred to parliament's powerful privileges committee over alleged threats to senators.
Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick, his partyroom colleague Stirling Griff and independent Jacqui Lambie initiated the probe to investigate a possible contempt of parliament, which could result in possible fines and jail time.
The trio claim they were threatened when Setka told a shop stewards meeting they would face abuse in the streets if they supported a bill making it easier to deregister unions and ban officials.
In June the construction boss pleaded guilty to breaching a court order and one other matter after admitting sending his wife Emma Walters a tirade of abusive messages.
She identified herself as his victim after the court hearing.
Setka was ordered to complete a men's behavioural program, donate $1000 to an Aboriginal legal service and be of good behaviour for 12 months.
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