Bagman Ralph Blewitt wants to reveal all in the Bruce Wilson – Julia Gillard AWU fraud scandal.

Ralph Blewitt who helped Julia Gillard’s partner Bruce Wilson rip off the AWU in the 1990’s says he will reveal all if he is given immunity from prosecution. This was revealed in The Australian on Friday in a front page story.

The story starts off: THE former union official and alleged bagman for a financial scandal linked to the then boyfriend of Julia Gillard wants to give evidence for the first time to police and prosecutors about his role and the conduct of others.

The Australian can reveal that Ralph Blewitt, a one-time branch head for the Australian Workers Union, is seeking immunity from criminal prosecution in return for breaking a 17-year silence and providing a statement to police. (Click here to read the full story)

The Australian have also run with the story again today (Saturday 4/8/12) The evidence to come out in the articles is nothing greatly new but there are a number of key points of interest the first obviously being that News Ltd have decided to go hard on the issue again with front page stories. Although it must be noted that Andrew Bolt has been continuing to run with the story since last year and some other media picked up on the story on Friday as well.

For those new to the story I did a very detailed post August last year on Julia Gillard’s involvement titled “Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s criminal history and her hypocrisy with WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.” (Click here to read the post)

The second is Ralph Blewitt being prepared to tell all. He has been living in Asia since 1997 and currently lives in Malaysia. He is back in Australia to come clean on the fraud and has a criminal lawyer to represent him. The man who seems to have made this happen is Harry Nowicki who is a retired Melbourne lawyer who has been investigating the matter for the last six months for a book on the scandal. (Click here to read the story)

The third could and would mean major problems for Julia Gillard given that she has never given a detailed account of her involvement and/or knowledge of what happened. Blewitt potentially could implicate her and if I was a betting person I would say that is exactly what would happen. Then it would be a bit late for any denials from Gillard to carry any weight as she should have given a fully detailed account a long time ago.

This is important for this site and it’s supporters as well. Some people write in the comment section that there is nothing we can do about corruption and others have said we should have a revolution to get rid of corrupt governments. Well the revolution will never happen physically but it is happening online. So even though Julia Gillard killed off the story in the main stream media last year she never killed the story online. This site got the ball rolling last August with the post mentioned above and other blogs picked it up and ran with it as well and it has been kept going by the people using Facebook, Twitter and email etc. So no matter what happens with this matter now we have made our presence felt.

As this site and others like it grow so will our power to drive the political agenda and real change. Give it a few years and sites like this one, and hopefully this one, will be as much the mainstream media as the major players.

I was planning on doing a different post on a current court case but this matter has gathered momentum. So I will do the other post midweek.

If this story develops further over the next week or so I will update this post.

Update: Alan Jones has interviewed Michael Smith again, 10/8/12 in relation to the Bruce Wilson / Julia Gillard AWU fraud. (Click here to listen)

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81 Comments on “Bagman Ralph Blewitt wants to reveal all in the Bruce Wilson – Julia Gillard AWU fraud scandal.”

  1. Boiler Service August 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    This will be that cows Watergate, just a matter of time, shes gone anyway as we can see the greatest treasurer to walk this earth getting ready to knife her, not that it will help him either, they’ve all gone, all of them and good riddance to all of them, Union thugs and liars all of them.

  2. Jeanie O'Kane August 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    BLEW-IT-GATE.

  3. Don August 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    RATS deserting the sinking ship. Yes, give him immunity if he implicates Gillard. What a disgrace she is, and how the civilised world must be laughing at us. Worse, she has set women’s rights and respect back 100 years. A bimbo for a PM, who has fornicated her way to the top by sleeping with married men in her own party. No morals, No taste, No decency.

    • YOUNG AND NAIVE August 4, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

      DON,

      I AM AMAZED AT THE NUMBER OF BOY FRIENDS SHE HAS HAD, SOME OF HER RELATIONSHIPS HAVE LASTED FOR SOMETIME SO SHE MUST HAVE SOME ATTRACTION FOR THE OPPOSITE SEX IT IS CERTAINLY NOT BEAUTY, BRAINS, OR SWEETNESS. I ALSO NOTED THAT THREE OF HER LOVERS HAVE BEEN MARRIED WITH CHILDREN. BUT THEY ALL HAD ONE THING IN COMMON UNION/LABOR.

    • Grace Perez August 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

      totally agree Don, especially your comment that Miss Gillard has put the cause of woman back 100 years.

  4. YOUNG AND NAIVE August 4, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    IT IS MY DEAREST WISH THAT THIS WOMAN IS SHOWN ONCE AND FOR ALL FOR THE DECEITFUL BACKSTABBING DISHONEST TREACHEROUS CREATURE SHE IS.

    SHE SHOULD APOLOGIZE TO MIACHAEL SMITH, GLEN MILNE, JOHN HARTIGAN .ALSO TO NEWS LTD FOR THE THREATS SHE MADE TO HARM THEIR COMPANY IF THEY CONTINUED TO REPORT ON THIS MONUMENTAL COVER UP OF UNION CORRUPTION AND THE PART SHE PLAYED.
    IT IS FRIGHTENING TO THINK THAT THIS WOMAN ROSE TO THE HIGHTEST OFFICE IN THE LAND WITH HER SHADY PAST, OF COURSE, SHE DID WITH THE AID OF UNION THUGS.
    I HAVE JUST READ THAT PAUL HOWES HAS AN AMBITION TO BE PM IT IS TRULY INCREDIBLE THE AMOUNT OF POWER THESE UNION THUGS HAVE. NO EDUCATION, NO EXPERENCE IN THE REAL WORLD, NO WORRIES THE FACTIONAL THUGS WILL PUT ME THERE AND IN RETURN FAVORS WILL BE GRANTED.

    THANK YOU TO ALL THE COURAGEOUS PEOPLE WHO HAVE INFORMED THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE ABOUT THIS UNION CORRUPTION AND THE PART JULIA PLAYED .

  5. Pat McCann August 4, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Blewitt should be given immunity, for exposing criminal actions by the Unions, Lawyers and PM….but perhaps he needs more, like witness protection from Union Thugs and Gillard! Wilson and Blewitt seem to have ended up the losers while Gillard got the top job; if I was Wilson I would have spoken up about this woman long ago! We have all read your previous story and now, if McLelland speaks up about the paperwork he has on this story along with the Police who wanted them charged so long ago, we might yet see justice done! The journalists who lost their jobs might also get a fair go! Thanks for your great work, Shane!

  6. glen August 4, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Gillard is a total disgrace and her threats to Glen Milne and others if true ,is pure blackmail and this should be brought out in the public arena.

  7. cairnsnews August 4, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    Hopefully Bill Shorten is next………. Rosco

    • YOUNG AND NAIVE August 5, 2012 at 12:54 am #

      CAIRNSNEWS,

      DID YOU NOT HEAR MR GOODY GOODY TWO SHOES LITTTLE BILLY WANNABEE PM SHORTON. ” IT ALL HAPPENED BEFORE MY TIME AT THE AWU.”
      HE WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE IT IS A ONE OFF AND THE AWU IS NOW PURE AS THE DRIVEN SNOW
      SOUNDS LIKE HE SHOULD TAKE AN ANGER MANAGEMENT COURSE IF THE PIE SHOP INCIDENT IS ANYTHING TO GO BY. TELL YOU WHAT BILLY COME DOWN MY WAY AND YOU WOULD HEAR PLENTY ABOUT WHAT WE THINK OF JOOLY DILLARD AND HER SHADY PAST AND NUMEROUS UNION LOVERS.
      THE COUNTRY IS SICK OF CORRUPT POWER CRAZY UNIONS. SO SHORTEN HOWES ON YER BIKE

      • paul August 5, 2012 at 11:44 am #

        All in Upper Case. ANGRY…Angry is good, we all should be !!!

  8. Tom Isaac August 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    The trade union movement has suffered immense damage by this scandal and rightly so. Greg Comet and Bill Shorton are highly responsible for the demise and destruction of Australian Trade Unions as was Bob Hawke. I was once a loyal Trade Union member and like so many other Australian workers no longer want any part of unions. Gillard and her cronies are being exposed as the traitors they are. Give Blewitt immunity to expose the traitors.

  9. Flying Tiger Comics August 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    AWUgate was the one out of all the scandals- and there’s thirty or more of them when you count them up- this is the one that has exposed not only gillard and the gangsters around her but also the controlled opposition, the lapdog media, the unionist monsters and the truly bizarre background history of the witch herself. Slater and Gordon could be complained of to the law society of course, but that would be pointless. No point at all in reporting crooks to crooks. They’ll just give them a medal and a new cover story.

  10. Bazza August 4, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    Odds on this guy Blewitt will end up back in Asia living the easy life off the payout he will receive for staying mum and life will go for JG G

    • YOUNG AND NAIVE August 5, 2012 at 12:58 am #

      BAZZA,

      PLEASE HAVE SOME FAITH

    • barry August 5, 2012 at 1:03 am #

      Think you nailed it Bazza

    • Grace Perez August 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

      you’re probably right he probably will be given a hand payout for him to disappear, because that’s how corrupt thugs behave

    • Paul August 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

      Either that or he needs to stay out of light planes.

  11. tongaat August 4, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    Had the Union or the ALP dug up a similar story on ABBOTT it would be headline news everyday. BUT DARLING JULIA gets it soft. the sort of allegations levelled seems very very serious and Julia is still executing her job as PM. the greens and independents have a perfect opportunity to cut looose now. the other ALP MP’s too now have a legitimate reason to break ranks….and all of them have more ammunition in the pie guy and mr weetbix saga.which just adds flavour to the fiasco.The PM has just one last opportunity to legislate and i hope she rushes through parliament a legislation that gives prisoners special treatment in the form of conjugal rites for athiests and unlimited day passes to attend union meetings and work stoppages and pickettings. and also to ensure that all prisoners are allowed to form unions within the prison grounds. and perhaps open a pie shop in prison.

  12. Marnie August 4, 2012 at 11:36 pm #

    That ‘blewit’ Ju-Liar Gizzards! Mmhhhh how to get all those boyfriends, married, with Ju-Liar backdooring like she always does not in just union and sex terms and favours, but by stabbing Kevie in the back, as Swannee will do to her, She like her Labor Party President now gone, Anna(nother) B-Lie, of Qld, precedents set there as to what will happen to Ju-Liar. Immunity is a must, it is inevitible that the truth will come out, always! So let the games begin! Women set back 100 years via her actions, dont think so, many wonderful, honest intelligent fair dinkum women out there with MOrals, unlike the Union rooter Ju-Liar, now shooter! Aaaahhh well, it was only a matter of time, the wonderful thing about Karma is you can sit back and watch it happen.

  13. terry August 5, 2012 at 6:52 am #

    If Labor had never come to power, the Jillard/Wilson matter would have stayed buried.
    As in a assault matter, if the assaulted person refuses to press charges, the matter does not proceed.
    Police investigated the AWU/Wilson fraud and recommended charges be laid, but the AWU leadership decided not to pursue the matter as close scrutiny would have unearthed wider fraud, involving many others, maybe even the leaders themselves.

    With Wilson being the main beneficiary of the fraud, until he is charged and faces court,
    and is found guilty, there is no chance of Jillard being charged over anything.
    Wilson needs to be found guilty to create the FACT, upon which a case against Jillard could be mounted.

    But Wilson needs to be charged in the first place, by charges pressed by the AWU, that won’t happen, the AWU leadership past and present have too much to lose.

    Factions within the Labor movement want Jillard removed as PM, as seen by statements made by Robert McClelland. Those factions are fanning the fire that could engulf Jillard.

    It is more likely that Jillard will stand down. All the hype about Jillard is to bring her and the Government down.
    When she does step down, we will still have the same barrel full of rotten apples in charge.

    And then the Jillard/Wilson matter will fade to become old news, once again.

    • had_enough August 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

      This is all a game to these people – politicians, the wigs & the unions. It is designed to keep us occupied with their scandalous meanderings, while they plot & plan away our future, while at the same time playing “divide & conquer” & putting OUR money in their pockets!

      Which brings us here to Shane’s excellent blog & his Kangaroo Court website, which is all about exposing the CORRUPTION within the Judicial system – Why rent a lawyer, when you can buy a Judge!

      The hands of the police are tied in this matter because the judges are in the back pockets of the politicians – no matter what side is in power. The Fabian’s (Gillard, Beasley, HOWARD, Carr, etc – the list of these TRAITORS is huge) are well on track with their gradual NWO takeover, and unless we push for a return to our TRUE CONSTITUTIONAL rights, as FREE men & women of the “True” Commonwealth of Australia, as per our 1901 Constitution, I don’t believe anything will change.

      How about a TRIAL BY JURY for these scumbags, including Julier & Co? Every court judge in this land will say NO to that.

      The rest deleted by moderator – going off topic.

      • had_enough August 6, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

        “The rest deleted by moderator – going off topic”.

        Sorry Shane! Got a bit hot under the collar & understand why you
        beeped the end of my comment – a bit too hot to handle?

        But perhaps you could bring up the matter of what you have deleted from my submission at some later date.

        It IS pertinent to our current & future situation, but thanks for at least allowing what you have to be viewed.

        At the end of the day, “The TRUTH, and Nothing BUT the TRUTH, will some day, set us free”.

        Perhaps Blewitt’s “evidence” will topple gillard, but me thinks, the ‘show will go on’ regardless.

  14. plumber perth August 5, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Finally a person with a set to stand up and be heard about the coruption in the unions that we all know abounds unchecked. I did not know that unions don’t pay tax on all there shady dealings so they go on there merry way buying spending whoring while the silly old contributer doesn’t know where any of his money goes well one day ask your union rep where he lives you will surprised.And to wacth wayne sawn this morning saying there is no need for name calling well thats calling the kettle black as far as i am concerned she is a home wrecker and an old cow.

  15. Katie August 5, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    Happy days! It looks like Gillard is finally off to the slaughter-house.

    • Chloe August 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

      lol Lets just wait and see. I am still very suspicious about the outcome of all of this. I have noticed the lady has a huge bag of surprises for everybody and everything. I think she might have to be dragged off the job by force.
      I am just worried that the whole thing has been dug out and brought to light to make it go away swiftly. Wilson will be charged and JG will be out of it forever because…remember..she was “young and naive “!.

  16. Barry Hill August 5, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Finally that evil snake of a woman is getting what she deserves.
    I have never seen anyone so sneakily climb their way to the top position of power the way that she has done.
    But now we know the lies behind the woman and just how far they go, but how far does her gaggle of liars that serve her go that is the next question.
    But eventually it will all come out in the end.

  17. Liz of Vic August 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    It seems to me also that even if they receive evidence from this mr Blewitt, it will not get us very far. You can see how the Police drag everything out forever, we have not heard about Thomson being charged or Williamson, although at the time I heard the guy in charge of picking up the paperwork from the HSU say: ‘We can prosecute’. Yes sure it
    never happened, since then we had had the Temby-report and now Bill has put the Union in administration, never to be heard of again!

    That does not mean we have to have a Prime minister who does not have to answer questions as to whether she is under a cloud of suspicion in regard to her actions while working with Slater & Gordon.
    She should stand down and as there are so many questions about the behaviour of the people in charge of the unions (and don’t there seem to be so many of them?) the fair thing for the prople of this country should be able to have an election, after which there should be a Royal Commission, nothing less. This corrupt government needs to be sorted out

  18. hillbilly33 August 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Congratulations once again Shane for the effort you’ve put in to keep this before the public, who have a right to know the truth.
    Have you noticed that nearly every time this matter of Gillard’s involvement in the matter of the fraudulent misuse of AWU funds has been raised, it has been either by, or at the instigation of a member of either a Union, the Labor Party or both. Former AWU joint national secretary, Ian Cambridge called for a Royal Commission into the union.
    Former AWU national President and Qld. ALP powerbroker Bill Ludwig supported him. Tim Daly and Peter Trebilco, joint Secretaries of the W.A branch acknowledged the existence of an unauthorised bank account operated between April 1992-April 1995 and that approx. $385,000 passed through it. They referred it to the Fraud Squad.
    The former joint national secretary of the AWU Steve Harrison wrote to the NSW Police minister asking for a National Crime Authority investigation into those accounts, again supported by his factional rival Ian Cambrige who made a similar call. (ALP and union leaders were concerned that if a NCA enquiry was not held the Howard Government could use a Royal commission to attack the union movement in general.)
    On ABC’s Australian Story Julia Gillard acknowledged that some of her enemies within Labor had given Phil Gude information and urged him to raise it in Victorian Parliament which resulted in many of the relevant documents being recorded on Hansard. After Gillard’s appearance on that program, senior ALP figures critical of Gillard’s perceived attack on Kim Beasley raised the allegations again.
    WA CFEMU unon official Kevin Reynolds referred to the aaffair at a union meeting, accused Gillard of hypocrisy and threatened “that it was just one of many secrets he would reveal about Labor’s inner circle.”
    Current Labor MP Robert McClelland is just the latest, and of course we cannot forget the valiant efforts of Bob Kernohan on behalf of his former AWU workers. There are many other examples. I would add that the hypocrisy of former AWU officer MP Bill Shorten and AWU leader Paul Howes is breathtaking when they pontificate about the HSU and completely ignore the unpunished unresolved frauds in their own union, of which they have full knowledge!
    All these matters are on public record and I acknowledge many sources. In view of all this information, just how much longer can the lid be kept on this stinking can of corruption?

  19. Doug James August 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    I had a dream last night of a news headline FORMER AUSTRALIAN PRIME JULIA GILLARD SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS JAIL. Sometimes dreams do come true.

  20. saxon August 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    All I can hope for is that someone in this country has the authority and the guts to pursue this lying and corrupt woman and show her for what she is. A woman that thinks being ‘young and naive’ gives you a licence to defraud. When she goes she can take Howes and Shorten with her, union bullies that while putting their members out of work to satisfy their socialist agenda they stack away the money and keep their jobs. Throw the divisive Swan on the top of the pile to make my day.

  21. glen August 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    This contuing saga will make a great book to read about the shananigans of the unions and how the members money is dissipated and how the authorities,police. DPP are so slow in doing anything about the questionable money spending by Williamson etal.

    • YOUNG BUT NOT NAIVE August 5, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

      GLEN,

      BRILLIANT IDEA. IT WOULD BE A BLOCKBUSTER AND MAKE MILLIONS .
      PLENTY OF ADULTERESS, SEX, RUTHLESS POWER CRAZED UNION GOONS AND AT THE CENTRE A NOTORIOUS CHILDLESS UNMARRIED FAKE RED HEAD WHO, WHEN YOUNG AND NAIVE FELL IN LUST WITH A UNION CROOK AND SET UP AN ENTITY WHICH ENABLED HIM TO DEFRAUD THE MOST POWERFULL UNION IN THE LAND SO MUCH IN LUST SHE FAILED TO CARRY OUT HER DUTY OF CARE . THIS YOUNG NAIVE LAWYER ENDED UP BROKEN HEARTED AND DECIDED TO GET INTO POLITICS EVENTUALLY ENDING UP AS THE MOST RUTHLESS AND HATED PM IN AUSTRALIAN HISTORY AFTER WITH THE HELP OF UNIONS GOONS KNIFING THE CURRENT PM..
      THE GOVERNMENT FUNDED MEDIA AND MSM HAVE REFUSED TO REPORT THIS MONUMENTAL UNION CORRUPTION AND HAVE DONE NOTHING TO SUPPORT THEIR FELLOW JOURNALISTS WHO LOST THEIR JOB AFTER THE RUTHLESS HATED (ONCE YOUNG AND NAIVE) FAKE RED HEAD DEMANDED THEIR SACKING.

  22. John McPhail August 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    There will be no criminal prosecution. These grubs will live to fight another day. At least the Australian people are getting to know what this government is capable of. Gillard is a liar and Shorten is the bully. Let’s vote them well and truly out at the next election.M

    • glen August 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

      Yes, A ridiculous state of affairs with the Temby report clearly showing the shanangans that occurred.
      Only these sorts of torts could only go on in Russia before this!!

  23. Another Proud Aussie Loathing Juliar Liebor August 6, 2012 at 1:36 am #

    Thank you Shane for following this scandalous disgraceful saga on Juliar, the unions and the despicable corrupt federal Liebor government that these same loathsome people run and are so unfit and unworthy to be in office and do NOT represent the people but themselves.

    The conniving, unconscionable, pretentious Gillard has never been young and naive (and particularly neither was she as a partner at Slaters & Gorton as an industrial lawyer and the AWU was their client and she was lover to the married boss of the Vic & WA AWU union Wilson when she was 35) and it is obvious that this arrogant condescending unprincipled individual has NO morals, is unscrupulous and ALWAYS blames others for her every stuff up, bad judgement and unethical shonky deals on the run, just as she has repetitively done in Govt.

    Gillard always has an excuse, always someone else to blame for doing anything, or acknowledging she did set up the accounts but not doing it ‘knowingly’.
    Utter rubbish!

    Juliar is an undignified, deceitful, abhorrent abomination who should be stood down immediately, a Royal Commission called and an election announced.

    What she and her Govt are doing to our nation is scandalous and is outrageous.

    While this country is being invaded by the day by unidentified economic opportunists that is now over 21,000 and all their relatives bleeding off taxpayers, scam carbon tax costing $billions in compensation for an absolute fraudulent hoax that is Off budget just like the unaccountability of the $80Billion NBN and the nations debt ceiling being raised to $300Billion – this is a unworthy, untrustworthy Govt that is deliberately trying to stuff this country with their shocking policies led by leader who has no conscience, who is immoral and is all about power at any cost!

    Not a word should anyone believe from the stage managed Juliar Gillard and her well rehearsed pack of robotic arrogant useless union cronies.
    An unconscionable govt indeed!

  24. Another Proud Aussie Loathing Juliar Liebor August 6, 2012 at 1:48 am #

    Has everyone seen these videos by Michael Smith exposing Juliar and the union fraud?

    • Shane Dowling August 6, 2012 at 9:03 am #

      I found the video boring. The Mike Smith interview with Alan Jones is a lot better which is here: https://kangaroocourtofaustralia.com/2012/07/22/julia-gillards-former-lover-and-fraudster-bruce-wilson-found-by-mike-smith/

      • YOUNG BUT NOT NAIVE August 6, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

        SHANE,

        I DISAGREE WITH YOU THIS ONCE. I THINK IT WAS EXCELLENT VIDEO.
        AS WAS THE ALAN JONES/ MICHAEL SMITH INTERVIEW

      • Maureen August 21, 2012 at 10:13 am #

        I have to disagree that this video is boring, rather, it is very precise and informative and shows evidence of Ms Gillard’s documents and signatures.
        Alan Jones’ interview was equally informative and I hope he presses on with more interviews.

        What concerns me is, why isn’t this being acted upon more swiftly? This delay is giving these criminals time to cover up more.

        Our Prime Minister, Julia Gillard is not worthy of the job of flipping hamburgers, let alone be the leader of Australia.

        Whistle blowers in this country get a raw deal and I admire anyone who stands up for what’s right.

        Thank you for this opportunity to voice my opinion and concern and hope we can rid our country of such corruption…. but I won’t hold my breath.

      • Patrick Steer August 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

        I am as concerned as you are in regard to the lack of action and the delay in ‘doing something’ about these ‘very shifty peices of work’ Gillard, Thomson, Williams, Shorten etc, etc. The big problem seems to be that the Unions involved will not make any complaints to the police, they will not cooperate with the police and you can put Shorten at the top of the list as to who is to blame for all that. Hopefully she will get her just desserts and all of her nasty little ‘hangers-on’ will choke on it with her. However, as you say, “Don’t hold your breath”. She still has a lot of ammunition and she will use it! Anything to stay in POWER. (The Labour Government syas it is ‘in power’ others say they are ‘in government’).

  25. alison morris August 6, 2012 at 1:54 am #

    I have been thinking for a while now of another way to beat the union/alp mafia,take our money away from them.If possible resign from your union and take your super out of your industry superfund,then there will be less money for them to use,they need to be starved out of existence.My father died because he was blackballed because he did not want to donate to have the whitlam government re elected and real kangaroo courts still exist in the unions,they must go,it is well and truly way past time

  26. No Justice August 6, 2012 at 4:09 am #

    If the Australian revealed this story then Blewitt been bought in to clear the PM of any wrong doing.This is so old, let the little guy take the fall while the rest carry on .

    As for Nowicki who was a lawyer for the Builders labourers federation (B.L.F) he holds no creditability .Maybe he should be researching a book about B.L.F dealings its like a mirror image to the A.W.U.

    • Chloe August 6, 2012 at 11:07 am #

      Don’t worry me even more please because this is exactly what I am thinking at present. I hope to God that I am wrong. It is just far to strange that this story was front page of The Australian. It is a serious threat to JG and she makes it disappear this way. Two small people take the blame and she is out of it. That was my first thought. Please tell me I am wrong.

      • Mike Thurn August 7, 2012 at 6:46 am #

        Yes Chloe, it seems strange that only recently Julia backed off on her media inquiry, then suddenly the Australian is reporting this affair? Could very well be a ‘set up’ to kill the whole saga. If so, let’s hope that she stuffs this up like everything else she has touched – let’s hope it blows up in her face.

  27. Mike Thurn August 6, 2012 at 7:37 am #

    Well done Shane

  28. Len V August 6, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    The clock is ticking, the problem is when it stops we will end up with “THE MAD ABBOT”

  29. d0ubtful August 6, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Len that’s just pathetic. For everybody that doubts what Abbott actually stands for I suggest you read his book Battlelines written in 2008 which tells you xactly what you are getting and what he stands for.

    Sure he’s put his foot in his mouth sometimes as did Jeff Kennett and look at the legacy he left Victoria with. Back in 1996 poeople doubted Howard and he proved them wrong as well. I think the country will be pleasantly surprised just how much of a difference he will make when he becomes the next Prime Minister.

    • Shane Dowling August 6, 2012 at 10:00 am #

      I have allowed this comment to be fair. But the post is not about Tony Abbott so please no more comments about him. Mr Abbott and the Liberals have their hands full with the Peter Slipper/James Ashby case and I will do another post on that soon where you can comment on Abbott more.
      I am starting to moderate hard now as this site gets too many internet trolls who deliberately try and take the comments off topic most of which you do not see as I delete them. It is a problem for all sites that have a political element to them.

  30. Ron Kelly August 6, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Doesn’t anyone ever consider the fact that there has not been one word about this uttered from the opposition I WONDER WHY ? Never has ther been a better opportunity to oust a dishonest and corrupy Gov. Could it be that they have secrets also they would not wish to be aired. Having said that I will be pleased to see the end of this ALP gov.
    RJK

    • hillbilly33 August 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

      In fairness Ron, National Senator Barnaby Joyce spoke on this in the Senate this year in his “Speech on Appropriation Bills nos 5 & 6 2011-2012, 22 June 2012”. You can access it on the Barnaby Joyce website. I believe Liberal Senator George Brandis had also spoken on the matter earlier. The good thing is that not only is much of the detail already in Victorian Hansard. but now also in the Federal Parliament Hansard. The deviousness of Gillard and many of the former union players, some of whom are prominent Labor MPs, who have assisted in covering up and/or preventing a full investigation of the fraudulent misuse of AWU member’s money.is there permanently for all to see.now and in the future!

  31. Jennifer Hutchison August 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    Gillard will try to arrange a back- room deal with Blewit to silence him…’whatever it takes’ Gillard will do anything to cover up this and any other scandal that threatens her hold on power…Gillard is a ruthless operator…Gillard will not take this lying down…

    • hillbilly33 August 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

      You could be right Jennifer. Whilst many well credentialled experienced industrial lawyers round Australia have found it impossible to even get on a list of possibles for future appointment, Gillard’s personal “baby” Fair Work Australia has proved a handy place to reward perceived “loyalty” or perhaps silence critics. As Shane has noted previously, Ian Cambridge, the man who originally called for a Royal commission into the whole AWU/Wilson/Gillard affair has been given a very nice job by Julia and Bob Kernohan has listed some of the inducements (Labor pre-selection for safe seat etc.,) offered to others and to him in efforts to try and “buy” silence.. Gillard’s history warns me not to be surprised at anything she contrives to do to hold onto “power”!

  32. Karen August 6, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    I have sent this story (Alan Jones Interview) to all the Libs that I know of and everyone on my email list who I think will listen and not ONE bloody reply. Are they all brain dead? Again I say well done Shane for having the guts to run this site. Proud to wear your T-shirt.

  33. H.W.S August 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    Karen,
    What makes you think they even read the e- mails? The peasant public is a nuisance to all of them. Then again, if one was a ‘shock jock’ with an audience and services to flog off for advertisers, it is a different ball game. Perhaps a bit
    of bartering is under way, after all, the mass media is almost the government for wee manipulated and controlled pissants.

  34. Harry Won A Bagel August 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    As said Miss Gillard can only give one of two explanations for her part. She was either incompetent or complicit. Personally I favour the former. It is consistent with all the evidence, past and present, and is consistent with the sisterhood like behaviour of the ALP and certain Press Gallery members thinking it all a conspiracy against her sex. I also do not think any wider conspiracy exists to protect Miss Gillard. Any enquiry to get at her is sure to leave a lot of damaged careers in its wake. The rest of the cabal is protecting itself.

  35. Patrick Steer August 6, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    Shane, could Blewitt be granted immunity from prosecution? I suspect not if it is fraud. Am I correct? However, I cannot help being in agreement with those who think that he will be paid off by the lying, shifty little piece of equipment we have as our ‘fearless leader’ and sent back to Malaysia. Nothing more will be done except that Shorten and Swan will take over…..”You ain’t seen nothin’ yet”.

    • Shane Dowling August 6, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

      I suspect he can be granted immunity based on the fact that Lucky Gattellari as an accessory before the fact of murder in the McGurk murder in Sydney may be getting immunity to testify against Ron Medich.

      • PJ, August 7, 2012 at 6:18 am #

        Interesting comment Shane. The fact that police have the suspected pistol used to kill Mr McGurk-says it all. Lucky does indeed know enough to be given immunity.

  36. Yvette August 7, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    Hopefully, if this retired solicitor knows his stuff he will protect his client with immunity and new identity or such. You are all right. She will stop at nothing. I hate to think that they are both after a payoff though. We have to keep spreading this story to give it legs but it appears to be moving along quite nicely…..zoom …zoom. I will walk into a shop and raise it with them and they’re usually interested – I feel like I am on an anti-election campaign. Thanks, Shane you’re a marvel. Not too many people have the courage of their convictions. All hail Shane!

  37. Michelle August 7, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    Hi Shane, I was just wondering if you know anything about the biography Gillard had axed from publication? When you said about Nowicki writing a book it reminded me that radio presenters and journos aren’t the only ones Gillard has muzzled. Do you know who wrote the bio? And can they now be persuaded to publish do you think? It could make for interesting reading.

  38. Sonja Kraskov August 7, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    How can a woman in her mid 30’s, namely Julia Gillard, claim, “I was young and naive”? what she should have said is, “I was an adult, a Lawyer and a Liar”. Just imagine if one of the “general public” did the same or similar? I must say the day can’t come soon enough for me, when Gillard is brought to Justice!!

  39. robyn August 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Yep, as they say: this PM has more front (and back) than a Myer shop. Something has to give and let’s hope (for everyone’s sake) it is long before the next federal election

  40. Ally E. August 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    Did I read correctly? The media is beginning to run with this story? I sure hope so! Maybe they’re sick and tired of Gillard. When they all turn, it ought to be a doozy of a day/week/year. The public will have it all then.

    Man, you’d think Labor would replace her quick smart. It’s too late for them to hang on to power, but to survive at all, they really have to get rid of her AND clean up their act. I’d say they must be pretty nervous about now, wouldn’t you? 🙂

  41. YOUNG BUT NOT NAIVE August 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    SHANE,

    I WAS STUNNED TO READ AN ARTICLE BY CHRIS KENNY IN THE AUSTRALIAN TODAY. HE SAID IN REPLY TO A BLOGGER “EVERYONE IS GETTING EXCITED ABOUT THE UNION FRAUD CASE. THERE IS NO SUGGESTION GILLARD WAS INVOLVED OR HAD ANY KNOWLEDGE AND SHE HAS DENIED EVERYTHING.”
    I DO NOT THINK THE PUBLIC IS PARTICULARY INTERESTED IN WHAT GILLARD’S PARTNER DID TWENTY YEARS AGO” THEY ARE MORE INTERESTED IN WHAT SHE DID IN THE LAST TWO YEARS.’

    I AM ONE AUSTRALIAN WHO THINKS IT IS MOST ODD THAT A PM IS CALLED CORRUPT AND SHE DOES NOT CALL THE MOST EXPENSIVE DEFAMATION LAWYER IN THE LAND. I KNOW WHAT I WOULD BE DOING WITH ALL THE RESOURCES SHE HAS.
    I
    IT WOULD BE PUT UP OR SHUT UP SIGNED JULIA GILLARD

    • old Guys Rule August 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

      hi. I think that comment about Gillard is repeated in just about all the articles i have read recently. my guess is that this comment is inserted by the lawyers before being allowed to be aired. I guess the y are covering their backsides but still getting the story out. truly tho I doubt very much if they really mean it!

  42. EJ August 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Michelle…this is the book that got dumped… http://www.news.com.au/national-old/no-explanations-as-julia-gillard-book-is-dumped/story-e6frfkvr-1226073655327
    I tried to get a copy through the publisher….no luck!
    I think it would be interesting if someone contacted Ms Wallace and asked the question “Why”. Very strange circumstances and my guess is that through researching for the book perhaps Ms Wallace touched upon some information????? Perhaps she would like to share some of her research???

  43. Allan Usherwood August 7, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    I think it will be along time before we see another female PM in fact I think it will also be a long time before we see another Labor PM. Let’s hpoe so Allan. Myalup.WA

  44. Harry Won A Bagel August 8, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Thanks for that link EJ.

    This is getting like the Obama College records issue. For something that is apparently so innocuous and harmless that we should just “move on” an extraordinary effort is being made to conceal facts. If Obama’s college records are not controversial why are they sealed? And the privacy argument doesn’t cut it. He is the President and Commander in Chief of the most powerful country on earth. If Miss Gillard was neither incompetent or complicit then why not just answer the obvious questions? It could be cleared up in a matter of minutes. It might be old news but in 2012 she holds the highest office of trust in the country. For f***sake!

    • Barry August 8, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

      Quote from Harry:-[answer the obvious questions? It could be cleared up in a matter of minutes. It might be old news but in 2012 she holds the highest office of trust in the country. For f***sake!]

      Makes one wonder just how deep the rot has been set in this country,if no one stands up to question matters such as this pertaining to the highest office of the land.

  45. Michelle August 11, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    ATTENTION SHANE.

    For your files. Allan Jones/ Michael Smith 10 August 2012

    http://www.2gb.com/index2.php?option=com_newsmanager&task=view&id=13864

  46. Chloe August 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Can anybody tell me why this is today Saturday ( weekend AGAIN ) printed in The Australian and it probably will be gone by Monday again too???

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/law-firm-presses-australian-workers-union-on-privilege/story-fn59niix-1226447902130

    • Mike Thurn August 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

      Chloe, I don’t think that your senses are failing you. Since Paul Howes, as national secretary of the AWU is (or has been) sitting on the details of the Bruce Wilson affair for some time, why would he have been so keen to act as Queen Maker for Juliar? ‘Piggy,’has very strong aspirations to be Prime Minister himself one day. Would he have pushed hard for Juliar (with the blood of K Rudd on his hands) knowing all the details of her corrupt past? Is ‘Piggy’ really that deluded and full of his own self importance?

    • Terry August 12, 2012 at 1:59 am #

      If Howes refuses the release of the files, he obviously is aware of their contents, otherwise he would seek to clear the air, unless he has something to hide by association with those mentioned in the files.
      For a person to have political ambitions, as obviously he has, to try to keep a lid on this matter, is a detriment to his future prospects.

      If Paul Howes cannot stand up for the full disclosure of what happened to the use of unionist subscriptions, what will that say about the man?

      Not all Labor people have something to hide, but guilt by association, in the eyes of the electorate can be damning.

      Remember the catch words ” It’s Time’, well it is time for the honest members of the Labor Party to stand up to, and aside from, those in their party who are not honest. Full disclosure is a true sign of honesty.

      • PJ, August 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

        Terry, i have no time for Mr Howes; a pseudo journalist that uses Bob Ellis as his ghost writer and is a warrior for the left. He is a motor mouth without a brain!

  47. EJ August 12, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    @Terry. yes…”It is Time” ..the catchphrase could not be more important than now. I would love it if Shane could do something similar to a sort of VISIBLE “Family Tree” of the Labor Party and its history showing associates like Judges, Lawyers, Union Officials, businesses, Governors etc. and how they are all connected today through their movements , affiliations, connections with each other both personally and up the corporate business world, particularily since the early 1990’s . I think visibly it would have a huge impact especially here and on YouTube. Many of the Australian public need to SEE how they are all entwined with each other, almost incestuously, showing exactly how many of them are in prominent positions today either in Government, Unions or the Judicial system. Will it show patterns? You bet ! Will it show ugly associations…you bet! Will some knowledge on personal connections shock and disgust…you bet! It is simply too difficult at times to put it all into perspective when trying to read and remember who’s who…who did whom…who gave favors…who was appointed etc. etc. Still…Shane your work is outstanding and commendable. I Love the photos posted on this site and the Videos as well. Visuals have impact too.

  48. Chloe August 18, 2012 at 6:52 am #

    And wouldn’t you know it. Weekend AGAIN and another piece…..
    But don’t worry it will be gone by Monday as the other articles were.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/investigations/revealed-julia-gillard-lost-her-job-after-law-firms-secret-investigation/story-fn6tcxar-1226452973559

  49. Chloe August 18, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    another one I gotten today…Shane please delete if this is inappropriate here on this subject.

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