Advisers acting for Ralph Blewitt have forwarded me this statement on behalf of Ralph Blewitt and asked that I publish it.
"Ralph Blewitt has confirmed that he did not sign the Power of Attorney in front of Julia Gillard. He recalls signing it in Western Australia after it was produced by Bruce Wilson. Julia Gillard was not present and did not see Ralph Blewitt sign the document."
I would have to add that Ralph Blewitt's recollection of events is supported by the circumstantial evidence in the conveyancing file.