Julia Gillard gives legal advice to Bruce Wilson after he is accused of embezzlement
COURIER-MAIL, Edition 2 - FIRST WITH THE NEWS
FRI 13 OCT 1995, Page 006
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NCA, police probe claim
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THE National Crime Authority and Victorian police were investigating
allegations of misappropriated funds involving a Victorian ALP Senate
candidate, the Victorian Parliament was told yesterday.
State Industry Minister Phil Gude told parliament the allegations
related to Senate candidate Julia Gillard, a former employee of legal
firm Slater and Gordon.
Mr Gude said a former secretary of the Australian Workers Union,
Bruce Wilson, who left his post in August this year, had
misappropriated funds and used his position in an inappropriate manner.
The AWU was still receiving bills but all attempts to find Mr
Wilson had failed.
Mr Gude said that when Wilson had found he had been discovered, he
sought legal advice from the union's solicitors, Slater and Gordon, and
was given advice by Ms Gillard.
""I am informed that Ms Gillard is no longer with Slater and Gordon
due to commitments as a senate ALP candidate,'' Mr Gude said.
""That may not be the only reason she is no longer working at
Slater and Gordon. I am informed that . . . the first thing she did was
pay money back to the AWU . . . for work that had been completed on her
own home, courtesy of Mr Bruce Wilson, to cover their tracks.''