Tomorrow marks a fortnight since we published this story
On Friday, 25 May 2018 Ralph Blewitt will make his first appearance in the Perth District Court to answer charges that he alone tricked Thiess into paying what were clearly secret commissions intended for Bruce Wilson. As his trial progresses, Blewitt will no doubt call Bruce WILSON, Julia GILLARD, Bernard MURPHY, Nick JUKES, Joe TRIO and others to the witness box - along with documents created or authorised by them.
A separate prosecution alleging Julia GILLARD knowingly gave false or misleading evidence to the Trade Union Royal Commission will shortly be filed in a court of competent jurisdiction over that matter.
GILLARD will be personally served with the charges and a comprehensive brief of evidence will support the prosecution, whether it's continued privately or taken up by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.
Several people have related conversations with Minister Michaelia Cash to me, conversations in which Minister Cash said words to the following effect, "Julia Gillard is a former prime minister and because of that she won't be charged".
If that is so it makes for a marked departure from our traditions of equal justice before the law.
I will today ask Minister Cash to confirm whether or not that's the government's position.
The Blewitt prosecution and the private prosecution of GILLARD should drive us further towards the truth and justice. Evidence published here (with more to come) discloses a substantial prima facie case of serious criminal offences against justice.
Like the evidence unfolding in the Banking Royal Commission, the evidence here demands action.
We deserve justice.
We will never give up until we get it.
Many of our readers have written to Senator Cash to ask what she meant by her comments that GILLARD would be protected from prosecution because she was once prime minister.
I know of one reader who's written four times on the matter.
No one, including me has received even a courtesy reply or recognition that their correspondence has been received.
So over to you.
I think it's time you let Senator Cash know that you want her to explain her comments.