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Another nail in the coffin for Julia Gillard’s credibility in the AWU scandal?

For those who want to see Gillard’s involvement in dodgy deals  as entirely innocent, well may I suggest that you don’t watch this interview?

For those of us who are enjoying the PM squirming about her involvement in union skulduggery please watch and enjoy.

Cheers Comrades



  1. deknarf says:

    I’d like to know who’s paying for all the dirt dredging. Thus far its been smear and innuendo without much by way of concrete fact, a lot of views and opinions and shady characters coming out of the woodwork driven by their desire to ‘put the record straight’ or some other such altruism. Altruism and honesty in all the players in the game thus far? Don’t make me laugh.
    Slice open any business in Australia to reveal the operational guts and you’ll find these kind of games being played on various instruments.
    Cold, hard, irrefutable fact presented by the credible and I’ll change my view!

  2. Richard Ryan says:

    This is the Liberal way—–remember 1975 the Dismissal—-Keep Australia Liberal Free!

  3. Iain Hall says:

    I would think that the documents contradicting Gillard’s explanations constitute “concrete or Cold, hard, irrefutable fact” by any standard.

  4. deknarf says:

    If the conveyancing was being handled by a para-legal then its entirely possible that Gillard didn’t see correspondence that was advisory and required no legal action by a solicitor. That’s the role of a para-legal, to handle all the stuff not requiring the attention of a solicitor, briefing up the solicitor on where the activity is at and, bringing to the solicitor’s attention anything that requires their professional skills. That’s why there are para-legals, personal assistants, and other forms of management support.
    That there were shonky dealings is not in dispute, just how much Gillard knew about it is. Brosnahan might be able to throw some illumination on the whole grubby business.
    I’d still like to know who’s paying for the dirt dredging.

  5. Iain Hall says:

    Surely the question has to be is anyone paying for dirt digging because I tend to think that this story now has enough inertia that no further payment or prompting is necessary

  6. Tel says:

    So we have documents missing from Slater & Gorden, more missing documents from the State Records Office in Perth, and missing documents from the Federal Court, as well as of course the accounting records from the healthcare union that also went missing. All of this just an accident? I don’t think so.

    I see Mark Latham trying to shout “Conspiracy Theory” if anyone so much as mentions the missing documents. I presume that means he finds it perfectly normal and acceptable that our court records should be compromised. Oh yeah, court records vanish, all in a day’s work really, nothing worth investigating. None of the ALP can think of a plausible explanation how such a thing could happen, but they are all sure there’s no need to get the police involved.

  7. Tel says:


    Slater & Gordon have gone on record contradicting the Prime Minister’s story:

    “The only documentary evidence Slater & Gordon was in possession of was that Ms Gillard acted directly for Mr Blewitt in relation to a conveyancing matter, a union dispute and a defamation matter,”

  8. deknarf says:

    Someone paid Blewitt’s way — that guy is not in the business of doing something for nothing!

  9. Tel says:

    Getting to be a rather familiar story…


    “FINANCIAL records for the period of Craig Thomson’s reign over the beleaguered Health Services Union are missing, a major impediment to investigations by authorities into the credit card scandal threatening Julia Gillard’s government.”

  10. Ray Dixon says:

    I reckon it’s Kevin Rudd who’s behind the dirt-digging.

  11. Iain Hall says:

    Well if that is the case Ray that must warm every conservative’s heart 😉

  12. Craig says:

    I rekon it’s Rudd’s missus, Bless her. 😀

  13. Ray Dixon says:

    The Liberal’s worst nightmare would be Gillard out, Rudd back as PM.

  14. Iain Hall says:

    Labor is disarray is never a nightmare for the coalition Ray. Rudd or Gillard in the lodge, Labor will be thrashed.

  15. Ray Dixon says:

    They’ll certainly be “thrashed” if Gillard stays on. Despite the opinion polls telling us it’s now line-ball on 2 party preferred, I think when it comes to the actual election there’ll be a massive backlash against Julia Gillard. However, don’t kid yourself that Rudd could not win the election, Iain. He’s a proven campaigner and Mr Popularity. If Rudd somehow gets his job back he’ll take it right up to Abbott and most likely win. I’m not “dreamin'” or “hoping” either, Iain. I’m just calling it as it most likely would be.

  16. Iain Hall says:

    The thing is there will not be enough time for Rudd to prove that he is viable for another term of Labor government which is precisely why Gillard made him “go” before he was ready earlier in the year, now his chance has all but passed unless Gillard falls on her sword soon, which is not likely.

  17. Ray Dixon says:

    You have a short memory, Iain. Bob Hawke only became opposition leader 4 weeks before the election in 1983. There’s no reason why Rudd couldn’t be reinstated right up until just before the next election. And no need for him to ‘settle in’ – the people already know he’s capable of doing the job.

  18. Richard Ryan says:

    Gillard has Celtic blood in her veins, and the Celts were around, long before Caesar came on the scene, and the women fought in it’s wars also. Oh for those days again the pip squeaks such as Bolt and Akerman, would have been terminated—no doubt about that, with no complaints from me.

  19. Richard Ryan says:

    AS for Abbott< what did he know about practicing Catholic Pedophiles in the Catholic Church when he was studying to be a priest.

  20. Tel says:

    Richard, if you study history you might care to note why the Celts got the crap knocked out of them by the Romans, and the Vikings and the English… and the reason is because the Celts were unable to get their act together and wasted their time and effort backstabbing each other in endless little tribal grudge matches. Very tough in a one-on-one fight, but the many groups who defeated them didn’t do one-on-one.

  21. Richard Ryan says:

    Great News—-Gillard is in the clear, I hear from a good source. Now I hear Abbott was aware about PEDOPHILES in the Catholic Church——-but chose to stay silent. Shalom.

  22. Peter Dippl says:

    Richard Ryan. Mate where can I send you a condolence card ?

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