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EYE-BALL’s Harry’ Growl on – Hedley Thomas and Larry Pickering – Resume their AWU crusade against Gillard –

January 18, 2013
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Title:
– Hedley Thomas and Larry Pickering –
– Resume their AWU crusade against Gillard  –
| Author: EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl | 18th Jan 2013|
[Photo – Olivia Palmer leaves Kawana Waters police station yesterday. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen Source: The Australian]

The AWU scandal is alive and well!!!Hedley Thomas – in his first story back since the end of November ’12 has raised the ‘Crossbones’ flag signaling an all out frontal attack against Gillard.   During the summer – Victorian and WA police have been gathering evidence in response to statements and media performances by Ralph Blewitt, and Bruce Wilson disclosures late last year.

Coalition Government’s in both Victoria and WA will be assisting these enquiries and as at right now – ‘suits’ all around the Nation are debating whether a sitting PM can be charged with criminal behaviour and how to go about it.

This is where this scandal is headed – kid you not … it is well ahead of itself at the moment given this is an election year and the ALP caucus will not all roll over and commit hari-kari for Gillard’s sake – they will make her jump first if they want to keep some resemblance of a political party not on the road to self destruction.

Hedley Thomas’s story is pasted below for those who don’t read The Australian, or cannot access it on-line:

Slater & Gordon secretary quizzed as police step up AWU inquiries


| Author: Hedley Thomas | Date: Jan 17th, 2013 | Link to On-Line Story. |

A HIGHLY sensitive investigation by Victoria Police into the union scandal that has dogged Julia Gillard for 17 years has been stepped up, with a detective travelling to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast to take a detailed statement from a key witness.

The witness pictured above, Olivia Palmer, is a highly regarded former legal secretary who worked with Ms Gillard at Melbourne-based firm Slater & Gordon lawyers when the fraud involving the Australian Workers Union unfolded.

A Victorian detective who arrived in Queensland on Monday spent most of Tuesday and yesterday interviewing Ms Palmer at Kawana police station near her Caloundra home. Ms Palmer – formerly Olivia Brosnahan – also provided evidence to detectives in Melbourne last week about her recollection of the firm’s role in the funding and conveyancing of a $230,000 terrace house in Fitzroy, in the city’s inner northeast.

The Kerr Street property was bought with cash from the AWU Workplace Reform Association by Ms Gillard’s then boyfriend, Bruce Wilson, in 1993.

Ms Gillard, who had provided legal advice to Mr Wilson to set up the association, attended the auction.

The Prime Minister has repeatedly and vehemently denied wrongdoing, saying she knew nothing about the workings of the association. The association, which Ms Gillard later described as a “slush fund” for the re-election of union officials, was used by Mr Wilson and his union colleague Ralph Blewitt to defraud hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Ms Palmer, a retiree, told The Australian yesterday: “I am unable to comment to the media about this.” Her husband, Garth Palmer, said police had asked his wife not to discuss her evidence or the probe in public.

Victoria Police’s fraud squad has examined hundreds of documents including the Slater & Gordon conveyancing file for the Fitzroy property.

The file shows that Ms Gillard signed and witnessed a power of attorney that enabled Mr Wilson to buy the terrace house on behalf of Mr Blewitt, a confessed fraudster and union bagman.

Ms Palmer’s role at Slater & Gordon at the time is outlined in conveyancing documents that show she made file notes, particularly about the power of attorney document signed by Ms Gillard.

It is understood that one key element of the police investigation concerns whether stolen union funds were dishonestly used to buy the Melbourne property. The establishment of the AWU Workplace Reform Association following Ms Gillard’s legal advice, which was at the heart of heated exchanges between the Prime Minister and Tony Abbott in the last week of parliament last year, forms part of the renewed police probe.

Mr Blewitt, who admitted to The Australian last year that he was part of a fraud designed by Mr Wilson, faces possible criminal charges after telling Victoria Police of his role with the slush fund. He has alleged that the power of attorney was a false document.

Ms Gillard, who left Slater & Gordon abruptly in 1995, fronted a media conference on November 26 and angrily denounced Mr Blewitt as “a complete imbecile, an idiot, a stooge, a sexist pig”.

Asked about the power of attorney document and whether it was done lawfully, Ms Gillard said: “I’ve said publicly on more than one occasion that I did nothing wrong, and I did nothing wrong in the witnessing of this power of attorney. So it’s going to come down to Mr Blewitt’s word against me.

“You can work out who you believe: the person who is standing here, Prime Minister of Australia, who has done nothing wrong; or the man who says he’s guilty of fraud and is looking for an immunity.”

She also referred to file notes made at the time by Ms Palmer.

Victoria Police said last month in response to a Freedom of Information application that the documents held by detectives would not be released as investigations were ongoing. A spokesman reiterated this week that “the investigation is ongoing and we will not be providing a running commentary”.

West Australian police said they were liaising with Victoria Police and “ready to assist our Victorian counterparts”.

A source close to the Victoria Police investigation has confirmed that several detectives are actively pursuing a number of leads and speaking to witnesses.

It is understood that Victoria Police have also visited the builder, now retired, who renovated Ms Gillard’s Melbourne cottage.

Ms Gillard says she paid for the renovations herself.

Another witness, an AWU official involved in the renovation, Bill Telikostoglou, is expected to return to Melbourne from his home in Athens this month to assist police.

Gillard made a mad-dash to the bathroom when she read this story – a ‘belly-drop’ ensured that would have matched the ‘deli-belly’ Australian cricketers talk about from a bygone era … she ‘crapped’ herself to be blunt.

She is yet to respond, and as the media warms itself for the new year,  those still in holiday mood had better return else they might miss it all.

Her reappearance a few days earlier in what looked like a wardrobe and body shape makeover, all to offer the electorate a softer image, has now been destroyed by this single article by Hedley Thomas – see above.

Her Santa wishes never came, her New Year resolutions are now defunct … the only game she has left is to again adorn her ‘mysandrist’ persona and fly the feminist flag with her Pickering attached ‘dildo’ as her pointed sword  – aimed upwards at all male genitalia.

That is all she has – a thug mentality, a bully’s box of sweet tricks, an empty head full of Unionist ideals forged from her past corruption, … Gillard is no ‘Joan of Arc’ – she’s and atheist as compared with Bob Hawkes agnostic beliefs.

The ALP caucus has to know her carcass is as crisp as burnt morning toast left to air for a few hours … brittle and will crumble with the slightest pressure.  The ‘ouch’ feeling is where that pressure is applied, and the persistence of Hedley Thomas as the sole journalist from mainstream media, and the many other bloggers are all leading the way.

The Cabinet bravado appearing fresh and bloated from the summer break is punctured already … Macklin’s $35 a day declaration was never matched by her retraction and the damage was done.  Her Federal seat of ‘Jagajaga‘ has a very healthy 58%/42% margin … it would be a monster result for her to be outed at the next election.

Then there was the Wayne Swan backflip on the surplus agenda, Wong jumped overboard with him as well on Swan’s say so, and then the Member for Fraser [ACT] – Dr Andrew Leigh, also came out about the ‘surplus’ still being in contention on the back of rising iron ore prices.   His was a weak offering to get himself noticed and has now also made him a targeton economic management as well.

There is no-one on the Government front-bench that has improved their creditability void over the break … ALP remain like the ‘Admiral Graf Spee‘, cornered, weakened and damaged beyond repair, and awaiting lions to rip them to shreds.

Anything that squeaks from any Federal Minister will only open the existing creditability wounds further … if they had any self-respect and an ounce of ‘duty of care’ obligations to the Australian people – they will go to the polls early … but instead they will stage a rear-guard defense and make Australians pay dearly for a minority Government held together by Independents who should know better …

The media reporting of politics for years has become lip service only … the likes of Oakes, and Kelly still have sting but squawk far to infrequently for Politicians to tread warily.

Political bashing was once a ‘blood-sport’ for journalistic hacks … these days their proprietors are too scared to run foul of politicians else they be blacklisted …

To bring some much-needed levity – there is always the Larry Pickering Cartoons … below is a sample of his summer offerings – his images page can be access here[click on image below to enlarge] … enjoy and don’t hurt yourself with the belly laughs …

Larry Pickering also writes some very intelligent blogs including many on the AWU scandal.  Whilst not as regarded as Hedley Thomas in journalistic circles – his penmanship and his heady wit give him a take on things not easily publishable in mainstream media.  None the less … his take on events cuts to the chase and he does not mince words … his Facebook page can be accessed here


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  1. Take Note
    January 19, 2013 at 10:02 am

    The sidebar is covering your text and unable to read it…love your comments by the way, great work.

  2. January 19, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Thanks ‘Take Note’ – appeares fine in my browser (Firefox) but went and reduced the image width by 20px’s … please let me know if this fixed the probelm …

  3. January 19, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Opps … tried again in ‘Chrome’ and fixed the problem …

  4. Take Note
    January 19, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Fixed …great read

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