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– The Australian’s Hedley Thomas & Friends –
– Still hunting down Gillard over the AWU Scandal –
| Author: EYE-BALL Opinion | 24th Apr 2013 |
The Australian’s Hedley Thomas continues his hunt for Gillard and her involvement in the AWU scandal.  The lull for the last 6 weeks or so has been because Police investigators have requested the promoters of the story to back off …

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Bloggers Larry Pickering and Mike Smith, and Radio presenter Ben Fordham have all made comment about the Police having requested a ‘back-off’ on Gillard’s involvement in the AWU scandal to allow the investigation to proceed without the rampant media speculation.

 Hedley Thomas’s latest article is reproduced below:

Gillard denies new AWU request


| Author: Hedley Thomas, Pia Akerman | Date: April 24th, 2013 | Link to On-Line Story. |

A FORMER union employee who has told of depositing $5000 into Julia Gillard’s bank account at the direction of her allegedly corrupt union boss boyfriend has been asked by Victoria Police to make a formal statement as part of an ongoing fraud investigation.

The request came as the Prime Minister denied allegations made by radio broadcaster 2GB’s Ben Fordham that she was under direct investigation.

Ms Gillard has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in relation to the money.

Fordham said Victoria Police had verified to him that she was being investigated and asked him to make a statement about responses Ms Gillard gave in a March 7 radio interview about her conduct in an alleged fraud involving several hundred thousand dollars in the early 1990s.

The Australian is aware that detectives have questioned more than 12 witnesses since late last year who had direct knowledge of the Australian Workers Union slush fund scandal, the role of Ms Gillard at law firm Slater & Gordon and admissions by former AWU official Ralph Blewitt that he helped perpetrate a major fraud at the union.
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Ms Gillard says she provided legal advice to help set up the AWU Workplace Reform Association, which her then boyfriend Bruce Wilson later used to carry out the alleged fraud. She later described the association as a “slush fund” for the re-election of union officials, but said she had no knowledge of its operations.

Wayne Hem, a former AWU employee, said yesterday that Fraud Squad detectives wanted him to say as little as possible to the media about his upcoming statement: “I’ve been asked not to say what my role is going to be.”

Victoria Police contacted Mr Hem because he swore a statutory declaration last November and told The Australian that Mr Wilson handed him about $5000 and told him to deposit the money in Ms Gillard’s bank account.

Mr Wilson and Ms Gillard, who said she could not recall such a payment, have strenuously denied any wrongdoing.

Fordham alleged yesterday that Ms Gillard had told him during last month’s interview something “I now know not to be true”.

“We were talking about the police investigation, the ongoing and very real police investigation, into the AWU slush fund scandal. When I mentioned this police investigation, the Prime Minister sought to clarify something.”

Ms Gillard had warned Fordham in the interview to “just be careful” and not to cast slurs on her as the police investigation had “nothing to do with me”.

He said yesterday: “Julia Gillard wanted to make it clear to (Australians) that she was not being investigated. Well I am correcting that record this afternoon because I know for a fact the Prime Minister is being investigated by police over the slush fund scandal. She was being investigated at the time of the interview.

“The investigation is comprehensive and by no means complete but police are still in the process of taking statements on this issue . . . and I know this because I have actually been asked by police to make a formal statement.”

A spokesman for the Prime Minister said last night there was “no change” in her position. “The Prime Minister has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and there has been no request for an interview with police,” he said.

To hear the original Ben Fordham interview with Gillard –

… and the corrective comment Ben Fordham made yesterday …

Gillard is under investigation and she wants that information to be suppressed … the precedence of a sitting Prime Minister being investigated for a criminal fraud puts this matter on the highest footing – Gillard has never answered the most relevent of questions despite her protests that she – ‘has answered all questions on the public record’ – she has consistently obfuscated her responses so as to avoid direct answers in all of her public performances, her ‘on the record’ statements, and her press Q&A’s sessions.

Whenever she has been asked a question on the ‘Stat Dec’ issue – her responses have never responded directly to the Ralph Blewitt statement that Gillard was not in the room when he signed the document.   Ben Fordham’s pursuit of this matter in his interview above has exposed Gillard and is the reason why the Police have requested he make a statement.

There is only a single inference that can be seen here – Gillard is in trouble.

Be it whether the police will wait until the outcome of the Sept election to charge her, or whether the Constitutional Lawyers have and are searching for a protocol to charge a sitting PM, or whether the investigation is still to produce enough evidence to charge Gillard, the history of this scandal is still to be determined.

It is not a case of whether Gillard is innocent – all Australia knows she was involved with something – it is whether the AWU did a thorough enough job in cleansing their files to protect Gillard.

This would have all be done years ago so as to allow Gillard to become the PM – her vetting by internal ALP sources would have uncovered potential damaging stuff and to protect the ALP and Gillard – the evidence to prove her guilt would have been trashed.

Given her protestations over Craig Thompson and his involvement in similar allegations of fraud and misuse of Union funds, Gillard is neck-deep in the cover-up and her integrity and morality are already impeached.


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Gillard’s Government is poison to this Nation … how do we get rid of her now?

The message has to be sent – there are some 14 million registered voters represented by 150 MP’s – 72 of which are ALP.    If each of these 72 ALP MP’s received an e-mail, a fax, a phone call, or a letter from all the people who want her gone with a simple message like the one below –  :

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Please – send this message to as many and as often as you can – bombard the Caucus Members with a message so clear and with weight of numbers that it will force them to act.

You could also think about sending it to the Independents, Oakeshott, Windsor, Wilkie, and Brandt,  as well … Katter already votes with the Coalition, and Slipper and Thompson are a lost cause and their fate already sealed.

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  1. Barry M
    April 24, 2013 at 10:35 am

    You have nailed it. Also once the election is over the Coalition will lose interest in hunting Gillard very quickly. Sure they will use this issue as one of the reasons to go after the unions but they will not pursue Gillard on her involvement. They don’t want to set a precedence into going after individual senior politicians, someone might come after one of their own one day.
    Having Gillard brought to justice will depend on us, the public, demanding it.

  2. April 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    The Mike Smith pursuit and request for the Police to investigate his allegations will have a conclusion … it will at some point be dismissed, or reach a conclusion where Gillard will be charged and have to face court.

    There has been too much time and effort invested to just have it ‘go-away’ …

  3. April 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Link to all of Hedley Thomas’s AWU stories, document uploads, transcripts … an important presentation to all of Gillards weakness’s …

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/investigations/reports/hedley-thomas/awu-files

  1. April 24, 2013 at 12:18 pm
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