The Pickering Post
Friday, 14th December 2018

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Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


For those who intend to watch a former Prime Minister try to defend the indefensible in the Royal Commission into Unions today here’s a brief précis of what Julia Gillard and her union thug boyfriend, Bruce Wilson were up to.

Julia Gillard was sacked as a lawyer at Slater & Gordon for good reason. She had lied to the WA Corporate Affairs Commissioner (using the bona fides of her law firm) to incorporate the fraudulent “AWU Workplace Reform Association” to enable extorted funds to be paid from construction companies who understandably thought they were paying the AWU.

The funds never reached the AWU, which incredibly at the time was a major client of Gillard’s law firm. Another 12 fraudulent bank accounts were set up using the AWU Workplace Reform Association bank account as the principal account.

Approximately $1.3 million was paid into these false accounts in Melbourne and Perth during the early 90s. Sums of up to $50,000 were regularly withdrawn in cash. 

The money was laundered by purchasing houses in Melbourne and Perth, and by paying cash for renovations. The houses were then resold at a profit.

Julia Gillard’s Abbottsford house and Wilson’s Fitzroy property were being renovated at the same time when suddenly the cash payments to the renovators stopped and they complained to the AWU... the entity they thought was paying them.

Of course the AWU wanted to know what the hell was going on and Gillard raced into Slater & Gordon offices with receipts, but her receipts didn’t prove anything except that the renovators had previously been paid. 

Gillard was caught red handed and she and equity partner Bernard Murphy (who as Prime Minister Gillard later promoted to the Federal Court Bench) had to leave hurriedly. 

Justice Bernard Murphy lied to the Commission when he said yesterday that he didn’t know of the scam until three years after he and Gillard had departed Slater & Gordon. 

Police investigations have been frustrated with Joe Trio, who was boss of Thiess Constructions and Wilson’s brother-in-law, Bill Shorten and Bill Ludwig of the AWU all refusing to co-operate.

This incredible story has more twists and turns than Rome’s catacombs and it will take all the guile and skill of Counsel Assisting the Commissioner, Jeremy Stoljar, to break Gillard’s claim of, “I did nothing wrong”.

She may never be charged but the truth will eventually prevail and, after she leaves the witness box today, the many people she has hurt along the way will sleep a little better tonight.

Gillard was not young and naive at the age of 32 and this union scam she financially benefited from could never have occurred without her criminal complicity.

To read the full story see home page.(on the right)


You know I just realised, that with this new internet thing we could create a much more robust political system. A sort of peer review process I think would work great.

@Heloise - me thinks you suffer from premature -elation. Ever heard the saying - he who laughs last, laughs the loudest.

Geez Larry, after all this time, inquiries, police reports, parliamentary investigations, still nothing. I think it's time you were officially declared an EPIC FAILURE.

Well written Grace, sums the person up in a nit shell…God bless Juliar Gillard because no one else will….

Obviously - local residents (who I may add pay their rates and taxes) don't get a say????? Stop paying council rates and then see if they pay attention!

Well said Grace... there's not one thing 'classy' about the woman. To think she was the Prime Minister of this country is an embarrassment to us all.

Like Bill Shorten, Julia's been 'found innocent' (fahnd innocen like, know whad ah mean?) Right, Heloise?

Did anybody here really think it would not turn into a fizzer? She will never spend a day in gaol, it just wouldn't sit well with the historians! The much celebrated VicPol Investigation has not turned up sufficient proof to gain a conviction, (just like with Shorten). The system itself protects her all the way down the line from top to bottom and side to side. Nothing more to see here! Move on!

Good on you Grace - you have vermin JG in a nutshell - Heloise is just looking for attention - I don't know a woman in Australia that has nothing but distain for JG - they call her "oh that thing" -

Julia Gillard was an incompetent Prime Minister and now in the RC she demonstrated she was an incompetent lawyer as well.

These clerics worry me. Christians are being treated barbarously in Syria (and other places where 'extremist' muslims run riot), and a priest in the Gold Coast extends 'a warm welcome". I wonder how warm he'll feel when his church is felt to be in the way of the mosque 'worshippers'?

If you’re sick of Royal Commissions and
want to get a bit of fun back into your lives ?

Do what I’m going to do tomorrow..

1. Buy four pigs.

2. Paint numbers 1, 2, 3, & 5
on their backs.

3. Release them in a MOSQUE.

4.Sit back and watch security
search for number 4.

If you think a red coiffure, lipstick and pearls gives someone class then you live in a fools paradise. Not to forget her penchant for affairs with married men......that's classy???? Not to forget her support for Craig Thompson well known to frequent brothels and other fraudulent activities.........that's classy??? Not to forget her support for Peter Slipper a well known sleaze bag around Parliament House for his penchant for young men as well as other fraudulent activities ..........that's classy?? And of course lets not forget Bogan Tim who suggests that when you get you prostate examined, to make sure you ask for a young female Asian doctor......that's classy??? I don't think so Heloise.

Heloise, the best medicine for you would be to listen carefully to that Gillard bogan drone for the next few years. It might wake you up and snap you out of your delusion.

I was told by a Queensland builder that one can demolish most of a building then rebuild under the guise of extension with minimum approvals. I have not checked but would not discount as this bloke is an old hand,!!

Personally, I think Julia was given an easy ride. Did not even go to the issue of conflicting stories.

WKG, sometimes it's what goes in and out of a building that's offensive rather than the building itself.

You guys are too kind tonight. It's another foot in the door, followed by the main body.!

No ringer. Not an ex-Communist. Once a Communist, always a Communist. She will did clinging to her totalitarian ideology.

I couldn't think of a more deserving future inmate than the tart getting handed her arse on a plate at todays RC.