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Ralph Blewitt responds directly to the Prime Minister's statement

The Prime Minister's statement.

The conveyancing for the Kerr Street property was handled by Olive Brosnahan,  a paralegal, under the oversight of Nick Styant-Browne, the relevant partner.  A  note in Ms Brosnahan's handwriting appears on the publicly available file dated  22 March 1993.  It states that Ralph (Blewitt) was chasing up the Commonwealth  Bank in relation to the Certificate of Currency.  It also records the making of  a phone call to Ms Gillard which resulted in a message being left for Ms  Gillard.  The file contains no evidence of Ms Gillard returning this call.

What this entry on the file shows is that Mr Blewitt was personally attending  to dealing with the Commonwealth Bank about the certificate of currency.

Ms Gillard has no recollection of seeing the correspondence from the  Commonwealth Bank dated 23 March 1993.

Ms Gillard stands by her statements in the Slater and Gordon interview of 11  September 1995 as her best recollection of events two and a half years  earlier.

There is no contradiction in anything you have put to us. In addition,  contrary to previous claims by you and The Age, the Prime Minister did not run  nor was in charge of the conveyancing file – and as such couldn't be expected to  have a detailed recollection of the transactions in the file two and a half  years after they occurred.

In addition, the certificate of currency does not show that Ralph Blewitt was  her “client” in relation to this conveyancing matter, as you allege, nor that  the Commonwealth Bank was “her bank”, as you allege, nor that she personally  sought confirmation of the insurance cover, as you allege.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/bank-letter-links-pm-to-union-mortgage-20121122-29ssd.html#ixzz2CwJgvXAW

Ralph Blewitt watched the Nick Styant-Browne interview.   He responded immediately after it.

 

Ralph Blewitt watched the ABC's 7.30 program in my hotel room.

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