JULIA SURE COULD PICK 'EM
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.
The CFMEU is finally in the spotlight as the Royal Commission tears apart its countless layers of corruption, thuggery, blackmail, bribes, death threats and blackballing.
The CFMEU is actually a reconstruction of the infamous Builders Labourers Federation (BLF).
Four of Julia Gillard’s many male and female partners were two dickheads and two ruthless union thugs. The two dickheads were Craig Emerson and Tim Mathieson, the two union thugs were Michael O’Connor and Bruce Wilson of the equally infamous AWU.
Michael O’Connor is the CFMEU National Secretary and brother of shadow frontbencher Brendan O’Conner. His dalliance with Gillard began with the Australian Union of Students and they remain close friends today. He, along with Gillard, is an unabashed Communist and close friend of Trotskyist, Paul Howes.
In her maiden speech to Parliament, Gillard said Michael O'Connor was still her closest confidant: "I would not have reached this place without his support", she said.
Chief CFMEU boss brawler, John Setka, is the master of standover tactics. Melbourne developer Leigh Chiavaroli told the Commission that Setka demanded he employ his friend Anton Sucic and brother-in-law Ivan Dadic as “safety officers”, or he would have Chiavaroli’s $800 million development site shut down.
Chiavaroli had agreed but said both men were "hardly ever" on the site and overstated the hours they were there, a common AWU tactic that was used by Gillard’s other partner, Bruce Wilson on the Dawesville and other projects in WA.
Leigh’s father, Peter Chiavaroli, said he was told by CFMEU industrial consultant, Ken Hardy he should pay Melbourne gangland identity Mick Gatto $50,000 each time he wanted a problem “fixed” with the union.
In the midst of Gillard’s “misogyny” hysteria her friend Michael O’Connor had arranged for the comedy entertainment at a national CFMEU conference. One of the jokes told by the entertainer was that, “Tony Abbott's chief of staff, Peta Credlin does a good Head job... Abbott calls her the Vacuum Cleaner ‘cos she cleans up his messes”.
It was reportedly met with howls of laughter from the Labor front bench who were present.
At the same time, Gillard was bravely defending Peter Slipper who had just texted his gay staffer, James Ashby some delightful mollusc jokes about women’s vaginas.
It made Julia’s “misogyny” wailing about as genuine as a Hong Kong $20 Rolex.
And her choice in union men was anything but naive, she was drawn to the excitement of powerful union thugs who were swimming in fraudulent funds and who could interrupt concrete pours with a single phone call.
She was intoxicated by union power and brutality.
Bill Shorten may well have been another notch on her bed-head had he not been involved in other political front bottom matters at the time.
The Royal Commission is a Liberal witch hunt eh? So far, the only whistle-blowing witnesses to spill their guts have been card carrying members of the Labor Party.