SLATER & GORDON GOING DOWN WITH GILLARD?
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.
Labor’s vilification of RC Commissioner Dyson Heydon, when hearing evidence from Shorten and ex PM Gillard, turned out to be yet another of Shorten’s misguided missiles because Heydon let the criminality of both slide through to the keeper. Now those flawed decisions may come back to haunt him via an unpretentious bloke called Ralph Blewitt.
Justice Heydon excoriated Shorten and determined that Gillard was an innocent tool of partner and union crook, Bruce Wilson.That was not true of Gillard and Shorten deserved to be charged over the monetary betrayal of his AWU members.
Perhaps the Bench believes Labor leaders should be exempt from prosecution as it is they who screamed the loudest about Conservative interference. Labor demanded that dyson Heydon be sacked as a Conservative sympathiser. So the Commissioner (and others) will be watching Ralph Blewitt’s testimony with great interest.
Blewitt has been told by WA Police that he will face over 30 criminal charges. Each of those charges will embroil Julia Gillard and she will find it hard to avoid the witness box in a normal trial. What that evidence leads to should concern Gillard more than Blewitt who has declared his intention to bring down both Gillard and her then boyfriend Bruce Wilson
Despite having been assured of only partial immunity, Blewitt maintains he did not profit from any criminal venture of Gillard and Wilson.
Bill Shorten had insisted the AWU forgo any attempt to recover stolen funds, which by now had amounted to, in total and as best we can determine, $1.4 million in 90s money, could be much more.
Dyson Heydon made a serious mistake in not recommending charges be brought against Gillard and it is likely to leave egg on both his face and reputation when the truth is laid bare, as Blewitt is determined to do, no matter what the cost.
The Commissioner cannot claim ignorance as The Australian newspaper had spelt out the facts behind Gillard’s actions while working as a solicitor for Slater & Gordon.
Slater & Gordon, who are now teetering on the edge of insolvency, were deeply enough involved to sack Gillard in an attempt to appear clean handed.
Anyway, Blewitt was owed a legitimate amount of $13,430 in AWU long-service leave but he was now ‘persona non grata’ with the AWU.
A peeved Ralph needed his money, he was broke. So when he discovered his ol’ mate, and partner in crime Julia had knifed her way into a plum PM’s job, and therefore was now a "person of influence", he decided to give her a call. Remember, ol’ Ralph can be a bit naive too.
“Can you arrange for me to get my severance pay, Julia?” asked Ralph politely. Gillard told him in no uncertain terms to "fornicate" off.
Undeterred, Ralph called Gillard again. This time he couldn’t get past her minders. So he waited and called again, he was transferred to a staffer, “Piss off Blewitt or we will get the Commonwealth Police on to you.” Ralph pissed off and the AWU still owes him his severance pay. And the hurt still abides.
Perhaps it wasn’t wise to piss ol’ Ralph off because when I enquired as to his whistle-blowing motives, he sent me this:
“So we must fly a rebel flag,
As others did before us,
And we must sing a rebel song
And join in rebel chorus.
We'll make the tyrants feel the sting
O' those that they would throttle;
They needn't say the fault is ours
If blood should stain the wattle!"
The is no doubt that Gillard was complicit in, and profited from, at least $1.4 million stolen from the AWU, Slater & Gordon’s client. Her most damning action was that she posed as a solicitor for Slater & Gordon’s client, her boyfriend Bruce Wilson of the AWU.
The WA Police are only moving against Blewitt on a figure of $400,000... there’s a million missing somewhere.
If you have any doubts about Gillard’s guilt, have a read of the 10 part comprehensive series here on pickeringpost.com home page.
Justice Heydon was swayed by Gillard’s “young and naive” defence. Yet Gillard was neither young nor naive, she was a partner in a Labor Party law firm and was fully cognisant of how Labor union criminality works.
Slater & Gordon in fact held part of the mortgage on the now infamous property (above) at 85 Kerr Street Fitzroy, in Melbourne.
Bill Leak's interpretation
The Kerr Street property and others were renovated, including Gillard’s own house in Collingwood, using fraudulent funds paid to Wilson that were extracted from development companies in return for industrial peace.
Gillard knew exactly how it all worked as Shorten is an expert at converting AWU union dues into available cash.
Gillard was at least partly responsible for convincing Boulder AWU members, in her capacity as an AWU lawyer, to transfer their funeral fund to PO box number 157 in Perth, owned by Bruce Wilson. This money was spent on purchasing two holiday homes that had mysteriously been sold after renovations were completed. The profits promptly disappeared.
Ralph Blewitt (left) claims he was dudded by Gillard, (right).
Wilson has vowed to protect Gillard but she is most culpable when it comes to the Corporate Affairs hearing where she had to justify her setting up of the slush fund after Corporate Affairs had initially denied her request. Gillard's subsequent appeal could only be heard in a court of law that Wilson says he clearly recalls. That puts both he and Gillard in an appeals court that transcripts can be subpoenaed from.
Julia had better have plenty of popcorn ready, it will be a long trial that should end with Blewitt on a bond and her and her ex in cuffs.