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Tuesday, 11th December 2018

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The Fat Lady has not yet sung

For those of you who are going through a great deal of angst over the findings of Jeremy Stoljar SC in regard to Julia Gillard, I would ask that you take a deep breath and think about this.

Right now this sorry saga is far from over, there is a complete new chapter to be played out if either Bruce Wilson or Ralph Blewitt, or both, are charged with fraud offences.

What the Royal Commission was looking at in regard to the AWU saga was only part of the whole sham and pursuing Gillard any further within the Royal Commission was going to be far too complicated and would have unnecessarily delayed proceedings. Gillard herself was not a Union official anyway.

Stoljar’s assessment of Gillard has certainly sullied her reputation somewhat and has certainly not painted her as “an innocent bystander” by any means. It was just far too complicated to prove that she was knowingly a contributor to setting up the fraud mechanism.

However, there is much to be played out yet and Gillard is far from home free in my opinion.

The matter of the house purchase in Blewitt’s name with a dodgy POA is a matter for the fraud squad not a matter for the RC.

We also need to remember that the crime reported by Mike Smith to the Melbourne Police was that Gillard participated in the utterance of a false POA.

Why did Wilson need to purchase the property in Blewitt’s name in the first place? Now nobody is going to believe Gillard if she got up in court and stated that “she did not ask”.

To carry out Wilson’s instructions Gillard would have had to have known why Wilson wished to do this.

The reason was, and this has been confirmed by Ralph Blewitt, was so that Wilson could continue to claim his lucrative living away from home allowance (known in the unions as LAHA) while he carried on his dalliance with Gillard in Melbourne, still having a wife and kids in Perth. Now, by anybody’s standards, that is fraud.

Wilson/Gillard effectively set it up so that he (Wilson) became a false tenant in a property owned by somebody else and could claim his lucrative living away from home allowance.

As we all know from previous evidence provided on this site and that of Mike Smith’s, Gillard went to a great deal  of trouble to make this all happen for Wilson, even attending the auction with Wilson when he purchased the Kerr Street property.

Furthermore, how did Wilson claim his LAHA? He must have had to submit receipts etc as such an allowance would be subject to ATO scrutiny. So was Wilson submitting false rent receipts? Who was the agent? How did it transpire?

Matters of wages, salaries and allowances are a matter for the ATO and any union is required to keep proper records.

Notwithstanding, there is also the matter of the establishment of the mortgage, how it was established and who knew what and who signed what and where the money came from. Was it done using the dodgy POA?

There is also the matter of the disposal of the property and the proceeds of that sale.
There is also the matter of the Miner’s Funeral Fund that has hardly seen the light of day yet.

If you are thinking that Gillard is home and dry, think again. There is still a whole heap of stuff that can, and possibly will, come back to bite her on her ample arse.

The fat Lady ain’t sung yet …not by a long shot.


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cmac1939 : How much less are those locust Muslims complaining about ?

Seeing Slater & Gordon provided for a mortgage on the property, who's name was responsible on the deeds and for all financial repayments ?

The ALP will win Government in Victoria and shut down the Vic Police investigation, you watch!

OK what ever turns you on......want some hand cuffs too?

Please if there is a God in heaven Gillard has to go down, gentleman Take her Down!

“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
? Thomas A. Edison

Cmac are you counselling the wrong people?

By sheer coincidence, I'm reading Power Without Glory and have just reached the part where Red Ted Theodore finally loses credibility over the Mungana mine swindle of the Queensland Government by a "good" Labor pollie. The more things change???. Still "the Workers" are fooled into voting for these Labor crooks.

It is far from over, a lomg way off! I am not that cynical that right will out in the end. At any rate this fucken bitch of a thing or (COAT) ( think about it) will leave a legacy of crime and corruption behing IT! Her performance has damaged the feminist cause and will take years to repair, when her supporters wake to that she will fade into obscurity! Her other legacy ( Peris) is looking like a crooked crap hole too! What a combined legacy! The fact that Gillarse draws such a lucrative pay roll from us mug tax payers is corrupt in itself! What a stinker!

Both her and Murphy admitted at teh RC that they became aware of the fraudulent use of the AWU WRA at the end when Bruce got sprung. How do they get away with failing to report the matter to the AWU or the authorities? Hence the letter from Murphy to Wilson entitled "possible criminal charges" or words to that effect that Bruce is still fighting for legal privilege over. She may get away with being duped by Wilson into establishing the association as there is no evidence to prove otherwise, but I don't think she will fare as well with not doing anything about it once it can be proved she was aware of it...

While Gillard goes around singing "I didn't know the gun was loaded", Victoria Police credibility is being badly eroded by its unbelievably slow investigation of these matters. What's the hold-up? ( excuse the pun);

Can you imagine the uproar if somehow John Howard had forgotten to give someone the wrong change at a Charity Picnic BBQ. "Cor! That Howard bloke owes me 10 cents" "Hello ABC, Guardian, have I got a BIG story for you. Mr Howard would be serving life now.....

There's one little Kriminal that's sitting quietly in a shady corner at the moment, praying all these investigations will pass him by. But no, we are watching Krudd the Kriminal, and waiting for the Axe to fall. Has anyone written the definitive article on how someone born in the boot of a Volkswagen has built up a vast fortune by working a system that drained money from Government Coffers at a staggering rate in a few short years, claiming to be running an Employment Agency what rarely saw but a tiny number ever get permanent jobs? They are running the self same Scam in the UK worth a Billion Pounds or more. The French Government were looking into them in France, but our media keep looking the other way.

As I see it, when labor takes office in Victoria in a few weeks, the investigation will be killed off. Wilson will plead guilty and a plea bargain of a few months in jail will occur, wholly suspended etc, with no proper trial.

People still vote Labor! it's amazing.

A slow roast tastes best......

The Moet is still chilling.....I can wait. I agree, the best is yet to come.

Also one conclusion from evidence presented and claims around the traps is that the AWUWRA was a vehicle to launder a payment to Wilson from Theiss because he had helped Theiss get the lucrative Dawsville Cut contract by pulling strings in the WA Government.

"Wilson/Gillard effectively set it up so that he (Wilson) became a false tenant in a property owned by somebody else and could claim his lucrative living away from home allowance." Nothing unusual about this practice. How many pollies own flats in Canberra and claim LAHA? And both sides do it.

mav-t... I FEEL your frustration. And share it.