Obviously the people at the Australian have (correctly) decided to screw the consequences and are now firmly kicking over every stone.
Internal documents from an exhaustive police probe into a union funds scandal in the 1990s show detectives suspected former Australian Workers' Union boss Bruce Wilson and his then alleged bagman, Ralph Blewitt, were "crooks" and wanted them criminally prosecuted over a $400,000-plus alleged fraud.
Most of the funds that allegedly went missing had been paid into an entity, the AWU Workplace Reform Association.
Julia Gillard, as a solicitor at the time for Slater & Gordon lawyers in Melbourne, which acted for Mr Wilson, Mr Blewitt and the AWU, did legal work related to the establishment of the association in Western Australia.
At the time, Mr Wilson and the Prime Minister were in a close relationship. Ms Gillard has repeatedly and strenuously denied that she had any knowledge of what the association was going to be used for, and has also denied receiving any benefit. She has declined to provide further comment about her role at the time and referred the newspaper to her previous strong denials of wrongdoing.
Listen here to one of the sacked journo’s – Glenn Milne – who speaks with 4BC’s Gary Hardgrave about the Australian’s investigation.
BoltA has a lot more to say about Gillardgate.
Look, PM Gillard probably didn’t know what her boyfriend at the time was up to, but plenty of questions continue to linger about Wilson, Blewitt and law firm Slater & Gordon. If Gillard has nothing to hide then she should insist on a new investigation.