Former PM Julia Gillard likely to be key witness in AWU fraud trial of Ralph Blewitt

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and newly appointed Chairwoman of the mental health support organisation Beyond Blue is almost certain to be called as a witness in the criminal trial of Ralph Blewitt. Mr Blewitt was charged by the WA police a few days ago on Thursday the 16th of March 2017 with fraud totalling more than $400,000 during the period of 1992 to 1994.

The police allege Mr Blewitt ripped off construction company Thiess by himself when half the country knows that is a lie.

The website Michael Smith News, who interviewed Ralph Blewitt a matter of hours after he had been charged on Thursday, has reported:

Almost 5 years since he first came forward to assist police in the AWU Scandal, Ralph Blewitt was today charged by WA Police with 31 counts of causing detriment to a person by deception – more commonly known as fraud.

He has been bailed on his own undertaking to appear in the Perth Magistrates’ Court next Wednesday morning.

He has not been served with a police brief of evidence, nor has he had the particulars of the offences police allege against him explained.

I predict that charges of deception on Thiess will fail because Thiess knew exactly what it was paying for, there was no deception, there were secret commissions. Let’s see what a court thinks. (Click here to read more or listen to the interview with Ralph Blewitt)

At this point it seems that no one else has been charged but it is well-known that the mastermind behind the AWU fraud during that period was Bruce Wilson who was also at the time the boyfriend of Julia Gillard.

Julia Gillard’s history

I wrote an article on this website in 2011 and said:

Julia Gillard had criminal allegations made against her in 1995 when she was accused of helping her boyfriend steal over $1,000,000 from the Australian Workers Union (AWU) and helping him spend the money on such things as her personal home renovations and dresses.

Julia Gillard has never denied helping him rip off the $1,000,000 plus dollars, what she has done is denied doing it knowingly. Her part was helping set up an account called the “Australian Workers Union Workplace Reform Association” and possibly other accounts that the money was laundered through when she was a lawyer working for Slater and Gordon who were the solicitors representing the Australian Workers Union.

The allegations against Julia Gillard were initially raised in the Victorian Parliament in 1995. (Click here to read more)

Julia Gillard was investigated by the Trade Union Royal Commission in 2014 / 2015 and while it didn’t recommend charges against her it did find that union money was spent to renovate her home.

Gillard was also known to use her position as Prime Minister to hand out jobs for the boys and girls. A couple of her most controversial appointments were appointing Bernard Murphy, her partner in crime from Slater and Gordon Lawyers, as a Federal Court of Australia judge in October 2011. (Click here to read more) And using a judicial appointment to bribe Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) Secretary Dave Oliver and shore up her internal Labor Party support as Prime Minister in 2013. How did she bribe Oliver? By appointing Mr Oliver’s wife Suzanne Jones as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court in May 2013. (Click here to read more)

So will Gillard use her position as Chairwoman of Beyond Blue to stack it with Union and Labor Party cronies? Time will tell.

Bruce Wilson and Julia Gillard in the 1990’s

Julia Gillard’s biggest achievement

If Julia Gillard was never PM it is highly unlikely that we would have had The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse which has benefited tens of thousands of victims and many more when their families are included.

For all of Julia Gillard’s failings which this website and many others have been happy to point out when she was PM she can certainly hold her head high in regards to setting up the Royal Commission.

Julia Gillard’s appointment as Chairwoman of Beyond Blue (Click here to read the press release of her appointment)

Over the next year or two while Ralph Blewitt is in court facing charges Julia Gillard will be regularly asked about her knowledge of and involvement in the AWU fraud which is not good for the reputation of Beyond Blue. It is almost certain that Mr Blewitt would also call Julia Gillard as a witness if he can. This will greatly undermine Gillard’s role and credibility as Chairwoman of Beyond Blue.

Unfortunately the position of the current Chairman Jeff Kennett became untenable when he recently used social media to bully and harass Amber Harrison who is a former employee of Channel Seven where Mr Kennett is also a Director. Mr Kennett had become a total embarrassment for Beyond Blue.

It’s looking very much like Beyond Blue have jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire with their leaders. I wonder if Beyond Blue raised with Julia Gillard the AWU fraud and Ralph Blewitt’s recent arrest and what did she say if they did ask her about it.


At the moment everything points to Ralph Blewitt being stitched up to be the fall guy to protect Julia Gillard, Bruce Wilson and others. The police could still charge more people so we will wait and see before coming to a final conclusion. If the WA police do try a hatchet job they’ll get a hammering on social media like they have never experienced. The Australian public have had a gutful of cover-ups and won’t tolerate it anymore.

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18 Comments on “Former PM Julia Gillard likely to be key witness in AWU fraud trial of Ralph Blewitt”

  1. lleuadci March 22, 2017 at 12:24 am #

    I’m a champion of depression awareness and care but with these two narcissists skanking up the pond I’m going to need a new organisation to support.

    • ohdeah March 22, 2017 at 5:36 am #

      agree, disgusting – liar Gillard ? Thought we had seen the back of her.

  2. Maree March 22, 2017 at 1:52 am #

    Under parliamentary privilege when PM, Juliar Gillard called Ralph Blewitt and imbecile amongst many other derogatory names. Anyone else would have been dragged over the coals but not Juliar Gillard because she appears to be covered in teflon. Her appointment completely flies in the face of her being at Beyond Blue in the first place as I do believe name calling can lead to depression. Her appointment is a disgrace and I will no longer donate to the cause.

    • Vinny March 28, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

      Me too. Not another cent from me. Would hate for my donations to end up in her pocket.

  3. Ken.T. March 22, 2017 at 2:30 am #

    How will they ever know if Gillard is telling the truth? Not even she know what it is now. She has ducked and weaved that much over the past 20 odd years and may be more that she has lost her way with the truth. I wouldn’t be surprised if she has to check her drivers licence to confirm her name these days.

    • ohdeah March 22, 2017 at 5:37 am #

      Seems one doesn’t need integrity to become Chairman of BB –

  4. john hogarth March 22, 2017 at 7:58 am #

    Re Beyond Blue I have been trying to find out the salary of Chairman and CEO but they refuse to tell me.Apparently first class airfares and expensive hotels are used and according to employees huge financial wasteage in head office. I suspect that Kennett may have set this up to fund his retirement??? He knew of huge Govt. assistance and other donations . All too easy?


  5. Jen March 22, 2017 at 9:47 am #

    Julia Gillard aligns herself with Hilary Clinton. That’s not coincidental!!
    “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”
    Albert Einstein
    Well done Kangaroo Court, please it coming.

    • Peter Groves March 22, 2017 at 6:43 pm #

      re: Gillard and Clinton, it was alleged Gillard when Prime Minister donated 25 million dollars of Aussie tax payers dollars to the Clinton foundation. Where is the outrage????

  6. Jonde March 22, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

    Julia Gillard with Jeff Kennett, now we have our Australian criminals versions of Bonnie and Clyde.

  7. Kroo March 22, 2017 at 6:23 pm #

    To put the record straight, Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu set up the investigation into child sexual abuse in the state parliament in 2012. Gillard jumped on the bandwagon to deflect from her crimes. Please reflect this and correct your article to include this fact.

    Gillard took Teds idea and set up the royal commission in 2013.

    • kurt March 23, 2017 at 5:05 pm #

      Makes a lot of sense of what you have said Kroo. Gillard does not deserve full credit for starting up the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse. Ted Baillieu obviously had the idea first in Victoria & Gillard being the opportunist she is, decided to go one step and make the Royal Commission go national. As for Gillard being chairwoman of Beyond Blue, it will be a disaster for her if she’s called up as a witness in the criminal trial of Ralph Blewitt. Beyond Blue will have no credibility whatsoever. I suspect that more people will likely be charged after Blewitt’s trial is finished. Time will tell I suppose.

  8. townsvilleblog March 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

    Thankfully Gillard will bring new life to this organization, she was a great Prime Minister and it’s great to see her apply her talent to this important health area. Her testimony in the Australia’s Weakest Union case will be explosive, this right wing union has no time for its members and should be de-registered.

    • Kroo March 28, 2017 at 11:01 pm #

      Ha ha. Thanks for the laugh. Cracked me up. “Great prime minister, ROFLPML 🤣The voters and the labor party would beg to differ.

    • BillK April 20, 2017 at 9:50 pm #

      Yes – she was such a great Prime Minister, that her own party got rid of her to save a major electoral defeat. She was the WORST PM this country has ever had.

      • Ken.T. May 1, 2017 at 7:55 pm #

        Silly Jilly proved to the world that she was a burden and a disaster to any thing she attached her claws to. Just ask Hillary how her election went with the Help of Gillard and co. Gillard did more damage to the woman’s cause when Prime Minister then any bunch of Feminratsies could ever do.

      • Peter Groves May 2, 2017 at 5:49 pm #

        There is an allegation Gillard donated 25 million dollars to the Clinton foundation, where is the outrage

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