Bruce Wilson’s defence of Gillard was to be expected. Anything other than a defence of his ex would confirm his own guilt. And many unionists say vast sums are still hidden out there in accounts somewhere.
Thousands and I can't possibly get through them all. I have told Bob I will courier them all to him on 30th Nov. So please make that the cut-off date. Brilliant!! Thanks heaps on behalf of Bob... he was over the moon when I told him. Bob's Xmas is now likely to be better than Julia's. Unbelievable! Thanks again. Absolute ripper!
Bruce Wilson could have paid cash for any house (on occasions he did) but he was smart enough to know it would attract attention in Melbourne. A deposit and mortgage was an exercise in normality and barely caused a ripple. But there was another reason.
Last night on the ABC, Bill Shorten lied. Not only his body language, but documented evidence, confirms he lied and he is not very good at it.
As the truth closes in on Gillard and the rats start scratching at portholes, Bill Shorten is the first to prepare to desert the front line and leave his “mates” in the trenches.
No-one should care what the private life of Julia Gillard subsumes. It is none of our business who she beds or what her sexual preferences are. But it IS our business how she represents us internationally.
“Don’t hold your breath”, was my immediate response on the day of Gillard’s kneejerk response to child abuse. Gillard phoned Cardinal Pell before announcing a Royal Commission, not Sheik Saleem. How portentous.
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I will vet, (in case there are some nutters out there) and then forward on to Bob. It will make his years of anguish into one Xmas of utter delight. I know it will.
When the curtain comes down on Julia Gillard and the dust has settled. When the books have been written and mini series shown, one man will be left standing. Only one man will be able to hold his head high and look you in the eye.
A senior Labor Party informant has disclosed to Pickering Post yet more sordid details of the Wilson/Gillard scandal. It just gets worse as the corruption puzzle takes shape and the plaintive cries of, “I did nothing wrong” become a meaningless, distant echo.
There is much gnashing of teeth in New England and the North Coast. Both men, when you scratch the surface, are Labor men but the deal they did with Gillard was against the tide of their electorates’ wishes.
Diary of AWU National Secretary Ian Cambridge who has been silenced by Gillard promoting him to Commissioner of Fair Work Australia. He now says it is inappropriate for him to comment. His original Affidavit is a damning indictment of Gillard.
Ralph Blewitt has replied this morning to an article on Pickering Post which was repeated on facebook. He has said he will return to Australia to face the music and tell what must be told.
Ralph Blewitt has the final pieces of information that should put Gillard away... at least away from the Office of Prime Minister. He has requested an indemnity from prosecution so that he can dump the whole sorry mess in the media’s lap. Even then there will be members of the media, like the ABC, who will happily stay in denial. Police cannot give Blewitt indemnity without knowing what they are giving him indemnity from. Who knows, his admissions may include flying a plane into the World Trade Centre. Blewitt’s dilemma is that any admission to the police may not earn him indemnity, in which case he will have handed the police a comprehensive confession.They may then have the evidence to put him away and not Gillard. Nevertheless he will need to make a statement before the entirety of what he needs to expose is leaked to the media by others. Then he will be left without a card to do a deal with.
Life is one big gamble, Ralph.
Don’t expect too much. Child abuse is endemic and can’t be confined to paedophilia. Abuse is entrenched in Aboriginal, Islamic, Indian, theological, social, sporting, scouting, educative, health, pornographic and politically sensitive groups. Not to mention on-line cultivation of minors.
The timbre of a priest’s earnest voice echoes from leadlight windows and bluestone walls. Resonating organ flutes reach skyward, vibrating the bones of mere mortals. The purity of boy soprano voices frames sombre rituals.
Obama’s success has sealed the tactics for his flirtatious friend Gillard in the coming election. Never has there been so much money spent on so much negative advertising in a presidential election. Gillard and her muckraking cohort McTernan have taken notice.
THE QUEEN'S CORGIS
Prince Charles was walking his mother’s corgis along the Mall when he stopped to speak to one of the men carrying out roadworks.
Unfortunately he didn’t notice a steamroller was trundling along behind him. Nor did the corgis notice and the whole thing ended in quite a mess.
When the steamroller had passed, Prince Charles was dismayed to see each of the corgis squashed flat. They resembled unrecognisable pizzas.
A despondent Charles wandered back to the Palace wondering how in hell he would explain the terrible loss to his mother.
In frustration he kicked a tin into the gutter. When the tin stopped rolling, out popped a genie. “You have one wish, sir”, declared the genie. “Thank God”, muttered Charles, “It would be wonderful if you could put five squashed corgis back together for me.” “Certainly”, said the genie.
When they both returned to the scene of the disaster the genie took one look and groaned, “I’m a simple genie, not a bloody genius... look at this, gizzards all over the place! I can’t even tell what part belongs to what corgi, it’s an impossible request”, said the genie. “I’m sorry, I can’t help you.”
So they both started walking back toward the Palace and the genie was feeling very sorry for Charles. “Look”, said the genie, “I feel really bad about your corgis so I will give you one more request.”
A shattered Charles thought for a while, “Well you could do one thing for me.” “Of course”, said the genie. “Whatever you want !”
“Well”, said Charles, “it’s my partner, Camilla, I love her very much but, how can I put this... ? She is frightfully cosmetically challenged, if you know what I mean. If there is anything you could do it would be awfully appreciated.”
The genie looked at the distraught Charles, “Let’s go back. I’ll have another look at those corgis for you.”
Joe Trio, boss of WA Thiess Contractors in the 90s, said he is considering suing me over allegations I made regarding his, and his brother-in-law, Bruce Wilson’s, complicity in AWU fraud.
Well Mr Trio, I’m still here waiting.
A leader of the ratbag fringe element of the university communist movement spending what would now be $40,000 on clothes is a ridiculous concept. It never happened.
AWU boss, Paul Howes, brazenly rocked up to the enemy Etihad’s tent at Flemington’s Derby day. Unusual you might think, given that Mr Howes has angrily called for greater scrutiny of Etihad moves to increase its stake in Virgin Australia. He said Etihad was likely to cause a “national crisis”.
Julia Gillard as a lawyer promoted the bona fides of her client, the AWU, in order to steal from them. Then, when union members started to complain, she shut them down with a writ.
All those in the Press gallery who declared the Gillard/Wilson scandal a “non-event”, “without legs” and “going nowhere” now have a decision to make: Follow the old gurus’, Grattan and Oaks’ blind empathy for Gillard, or act like real journalists and start asking questions.
Michael Smith’s phone interview with Ralph Blewitt yesterday was interesting in that he (Blewitt) referred to a certain “person of influence”. Michael abruptly cut him off.
Successive AWU questions from Julie Bishop appear to have unsettled our Julia. Her confident upbeat demeanor vanished like Costello’s surplus as she again refused to answer the question.
Before Australia can become a competitive force, it must have an accepted place in the region. Ms Gillard’s White Paper reeks of Austro-centrism where most of the points made in the document are written with the expectation that Australia will win out of closer ties with Asia without necessarily giving much back in exchange — such as Australia having closer ties with Asian universities in order to attract students and skilled workers. Rather one-way to say the least. China saved Australia from a deep recession with demand for its minerals and Australia’s relationship within the region is now one where Australia needs the region more than the region needs Australia.Australia also has a track record of falling over itself in Asia. It will take much more than massive investment in skills and education to be able to engage the Asian region, let alone be “competitive”. One of the paramount barriers Australia has to overcome is the deep set belief that its own cultural values are universally accepted across the region. It’s not about learning Asian languages but about understanding different points of view, approaches, and “mindsets”. Austro-centrism must take a back seat in relationships around the region for Australia to be seriously considered a member of the region. Asian suspicion may arise to the issue Ms Gillard talked about herself: “Australia being a winner in Asia.” This implies there must be losers. It’s highly doubtful if anybody in the region is looking at Australia with any more interest today.
THE JAKARTA POST
FOI material accessed by Pickering Post shows DFAT and its employees in the Italian Embassy were at best cognisant of, and at worst complicit in, the 2010 abduction of four Italian girls to Queensland, Australia. The mother of the four girls, Laura Garrett, is about to be charged with a criminal offence and is asking Australians for $10,000 to engage a "good Italian criminal Lawyer".
Kevin Rudd as Prime Minister once spoke of a possible “temporary” deficit. Wayne Swan is wielding a heavy axe in a forlorn attempt to balance his 2012/2013 budget.
PM Gillard’s spike in the polls was paid for in Parliamentary ethics. Blokes used to respect each other in the good old days. Even Whitlam and Fraser, but Gillard and her crew have changed all that... and probably forever.
When China knows as much about Ned Kelly as we know about Mao Tse Tung then we can say we have Asian influence beyond our minerals.
How many more of our young men need to die, Julia? Will 40 be enough? After the 40th death will you again display a drawn face and utter heartfelt condolences before attending your next anti-Abbott conference?
Graham Richardson claimed on Sky News this morning that Gillard had no prior knowledge of plans to assassinate Kevin Rudd...
Most university radicals eventually mature. Most, when they emerge from the dull grey halls of self-indoctrination, lose contact with the communist fringe.
In a story first published in the Pickering Post earlier this year and again on September 26, it was revealed that Gillard had circulated false internal polling among Caucus members prior to the proposed vote to oust Kevin Rudd from leadership.
Fairfax journo Daniel Flitton has reported ASEAN diplomat, Surin Pitsuwan, as saying towing back boats would be “counterproductive”.
Isn’t it strange that an about-to-retire ASEAN diplomat of no import would seek out Fairfax’s Daniel Flitton to explain his thoughts on Australia’s boat people. The truth is he didn’t?
It’s not the old style argy bargy Parliament we are used to and Tony Abbott should know by now he either needs to adjust or call a stop to it.
Political correctness has reached new heights in a very unusual ruling party of homosexuals, gay mothers and a single prime minister with a predilection for dodgy, married boyfriends. And it's they who are actually claiming offence at the most innocent of comments?
Labor will claw $8.3 billion from companies in compulsory early tax payments. Yet another hit to employment. The baby bonus reduction makes sense because the illegal immigrants pouring unchecked across our open borders will take care of our required population growth.
A Fairfax poll of 1400 indicates the gender war is working for Ms Gillard but the Fairfax headline of “PM PUTS ABBOTT TO SHAME”, accompanied by a Women’s Weekly style pic of a demure Julia says more about Fairfax than its poll results.
...and the spotlight is not being shone by a misogynist, or a sexist, not even a Right wing nutjob. It’s being beamed by one of her own Left. An ex-ABC journo by the name of Maxine McKew.
That the Canberra election is so close is a pointer to the eventual extent of Gillard’s electoral demise. An 8% swing to the Liberals (albeit on a proportional representation basis) in a traditionally Labor voting city brings cheer to the hearts of the losing Libs. Last reports indicate 7 seats each to both Labor and Liberal, 2 to the greens and 1 undecided. Even if the third seat goes to the Libs you can rely on the devastated Greens to join with Labor to form Government, with a majority of 9 in a 17 seat Assembly. No-one gives a stuff what Canberra elections throw up except that this one is an ominous result.
Julia Gillard has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing regarding the AWU/Wilson scandal. She (pronoun) also claims she knew nothing about the workings of the so-called slush fund.
It appears Craig Thomson is in for some Xmas joy as Victorian and NSW police are now confident they have the evidence to lay criminal charges against him before the end of the year.
While State constituents are running a mile from Gillard socialism, Canberra continues to embrace its comfortable Left existence. And what a comfy little town of 350,000 Canberra is. It is cosseted and insulated from the harsh realities of life the rest of Australia endures.
Craig Thomson has copped a well-earned serve from Health Services Union members today. They have claimed there is "black and white" evidence he spent their funds on prostitutes and they are angry and invited him to sue them.
News Ltd’s self proclaimed on-line expert, CEO Kim Williams, says 40,000 subscribers are now paying for his news. That figure is bound to be inflated and still far below viability. The pace of change is well ahead of old bastards like Williams who actually believes he is “up with it”. Far better to employ teenagers to cope with the new world of digital IT stuff. Intros tempting you to hand over your credit card to read more of the story are a joke. Why pay $12 a month to read news you can read anywhere? If you really want to read The Australian stories without paying simply cut and paste the headline into Google and “voila”, there it is! But Williams would already know this if he was “up with it”, wouldn’t he.
“Only $24 million... quite a modest amount”, so sayeth the man who keeps his used chewing gum in his coat pocket, Bob Carr.
"If you get to senior positions, you have to be able to kill your opponents. It is not pretty, it's not pleasant, but if those at the top can't kill, then those at the bottom certainly cannot. High politics demands very low political skills, too."
Who said this? A filthy foreiger with a shady past named John McTernan said this.
The FWA Statement of Claim submitted to the Federal Court is 198 pages of disappointment for lowly paid HSU workers. It is over-time at 4 years late and over-priced at $1.3 million but an introspective view of how unions operate.
Slater & Gordon’s managing director, Andrew Grech, told The Age tonight they had not been able to locate any documents relating to Julia Gillard’s controversial transactions.
The story of the day was Abbott’s “failure” to address the turning of boats around with Indonesia’s President Bambang Yudhoyono Susilo.