A fresh line of enquiry for the Royal Commission into Unions, the AWU, Ms Gillard and her partner Bruce Wilson
A couple of columns from prominent journalists that might give some insight into the year ahead

A fresh line of enquiry for the Royal Commission into Unions, the AWU, Ms Gillard and her partner Bruce Wilson Pt 2

You know that Bruce Wilson received his sham redundancy from the AWU and took off in August/September 1995.  

By mid-November he was in business - in a proprietary limited company named Kalcode Holdings Pty Ltd.   His co-director was Mark Barnes.   Remember him?

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Well Mark Barnes's name is on the front of that cheque.   But he is also named on the back of Jim Collins's cheque, in a distinctive handwriting.

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And what's endorsed on the back of that cheque?

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You can read more about the redudancy cheques that Chris Hayes signed here.

But I'm sure you want to know about Rhumbarallas and Kalcode Holdings.

Here is a link to the Western Australian Government Gazette of Friday, 22 March 1996.

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And on page 1459 this entry records Kalcode Holdings Pty Ltd making its application for a licence for premises situate at Northbridge and known as Rhumbarallas.

 

Kalcode liquor licence

So - who was behind Kalcode Holdings Pty Ltd.

Bruce and barnesy

The entire ASIC listing is here.

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By 5 June 1997 Rhumbarallas in Northbridge had died an unnatural death.  

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But that was only the Rhumbaralla's in Northbridge Perth, WA.

Who knows where people get their inspiration for business names.   Sitting around drinking coffee with your clandestine lover/legal adviser can do it.

Rhumbaralla's in Fitzroy goes back a long way.

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Right near a certain hairdressers and just around the corner from the love-shack and workplace-reforming multi-purpose contributory-mortgage-funded money laundering facility.

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