EYE-BALL’s Harry’ Growl on – Gillard, the Unions & the Media – – All match’s made with the Devil!!!
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| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 21st July 2012 |
The Australian Union movement has a proud history in Australia’s story. Union membership in Australia stands near 1.8 million, each contributing a minimum of $10 a week or thereabouts. That equates to $932 million of Union members funds collected a year.
The AWU – Australian Workers Unionis the largest Union in Australia and the oldest. The AWU has 135,000 members and been in operation since 1886. Its weekly membership donations equate to $1.35 million and in a year they collect some $70.2 million.
On the expense side – they employ 200 staff across 45 offices – assume $100k rent for each office, and a salary of $75k for each employ – that erodes some $19.5 million – and leaves $54.5 million for what?
Political donations and influence – and of course the gravy ride for the Union executive swaying the votes of Union delegates and Political heavyweights to get themselves and their mates appointed to the ALP Party executive fast track.
The ALP political donations list for 2010-11 show a donation total of $37.1 million. These are the official donation lists – there are of course other donations made independent of the official list. Individual Unions run their own ads during election campaigns and these are funded directly by the Union movement independent of the official ALP donation lists.
If these expense/revenue ratios work for all the other Unions – recent concerns over how Union Members funds are being used and spent are warranted.
Trying to find a Union balance sheet without considerable expense is not simple – but based on the simple numbers outlined above it would not be hard to live a life beyond your wildest dreams if someone a bit twisted was in charge of all these funds.
There is no independent oversight for most of these Unions, they have Auditors but that is more a rubber stamp that a true independent and external Audit.
For a very long time Rupert Murdoch has used his sway and media clout to play puppet-master all over the World of Politics. His editorials and opinion mouthpieces have sucked in the public and swayed political influence to Rupert Murdoch’s version of how the World should be run.
We all got a glimpse of how Murdoch plied his staff to get the ‘dirt’ and sell his version of the News in the UK – well when Gillard trumped him over the AWU Fraud scandal raise by Glenn Milne and published by ‘The Australian” in Aug 2011 – what was she using as leverage?
We already know how the AWU slush fund she helped set up for her lover, and then father to an unborn child when she was a Partner with Slater and Gordon. She survived the scandal unscathed – and used the coy and sheepish phrase – ‘I was young and naive’ … how can you be a Partner in a reutable Law Firm and be ‘young and naive’?
No – she had some dark secret she used against Murdoch and the Fairfax Media group to have the AWU story pulled. Whoever finds that nugget will have found the poison to sink many a career.
Who would publish it if News and Fairfax have agreed to never again run the story? At what point would they walk away from their agreement with Gillard?
Of course the bigger angle here is the ‘con’ being played upon the Australian public. To refresh again the Alan Jones interview with sacked 2UE broadcaster Mike Smith – that interview is presented below:
Let us now walk a little further down the Union connection with Gillard, particular the AWU – in a story published in the SMH today – Paul Howes and Joe Ludwig, National Secretary and President laid claim to a promise to – ‘act to keep Gillard in the PM position’.
This story proves yet again where Paul Howes sits when it comes to deciding who leads the ALP. It is sickening to think Howes can be so brazen about the power he believes he has.
He is also a dumbass because he does not realise the Australian Public will not tolerate having their choice of Labor Leader taken from them, or for his Unionised power hungry ego to play thug and bully across the ALP landscape.
Howes is no Bill Kelty – and Joe Ludwig knows all about the AWU fraud Gillard was connected with – yet he wants to support her – just how morally bankrupt are these people and the Australian public will call it for what it is.
The SMH story is published below in part:
The AWU and Gillard story resurfaced again a month or so ago – and it’s had a good run this week – and still the mainstream media walk away from it like it was toxic sludge … what does Gillard hold over the Media proprietors that has them so intimidated?
Makes you feel unsafe right – as if we will ever know the full story … all we can do is keep chipping away at the truth and believe that others who do know will come forth and tumble this whole house of cards – Unions, Media, and the Government … now is that treason or seditious behaviour?
EYE-BALL’s – Harry’s Growl