SAY GOODNIGHT BILL
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.
Watching the Royal Commission into Unions over the last few days and watching Bill Shorten’s obvious discomfiture when attempting to respond to the damning evidence, evokes flashbacks to Gillard and Wilson. The scam was exactly the same. The only difference was that Gillard arranged for the defrauded funds to be laundered through property renovations.
Gillard allowed the AWU’s Wilson to purchase and renovate multiple properties (including Gillard’s) by personally lying to the WA Corporate Affairs Commissioner, thereby enabling the use of many fraudulent conduits including the infamous Australian Workers Union Workplace Reform Association Inc.
There are at least 20 people who were either cognisant of, or integral to, the Gillard scam who have not been summonsed to give evidence. Included in the 20 are Murphy, Daly, Styant-Browne, Cambridge, McLelland and Ludwig.
Joe Trio, CEO of WA Thiess (and Bruce Wilson’s brother-in-law) who was complicit in the Wilson/Gillard scams, should also face charges.
The Corporate Affairs Commissioner at the time has not been called, nor have the owners of the renovations front company, Town Mode, nor any members of the Boulder WA branch of the AWU who were cajoled by Gillard into depositing almost $1million from “The Goldfields Fatal Accident and Death Fund” into a dodgy private account in Northbridge, Perth. The address for all correspondence was nominated as Northbridge Post Office, Box 253.
The money soon disappeared into holiday homes, also due for renovation.
Counsel Assisting, Jeremy Stoljar, went astonishingly easy on Gillard, accepting her evidence virtually without question. Commissioner Dyson Heydon also let her off the hook possibly believing she would be further embroiled once Wilson and Blewitt are charged.
Dyson Heydon decision not recall the AWU’s Bill Shorten, who signed off on the very same deals as the AWU’s Bruce Wilson did, may need to be reversed in the light of the latest evidence. Shorten will not have the wriggle room he was allowed when he last appeared in the dock.
If Shorten is not recalled then accusations of the Commissioner’s bias may ring true...
but it will be bias in favour of Labor's Gillard and Shorten.
[Want to know more of what Shorten was up to? Just click on “The Gillard Files” on the home page of pickeringpost.com ... the story once described as a Pickering conspiracy theory, even by conservatives like Andrew Bolt, before they decided it had legs and tried to claim it as their own.]