Wilson's AWU Workplace Reform Advisory slush fund - forerunner to Gillard's Workplace Reform Association
Slater and Gordon's post-dated, open-ended, uncapped-fee deal with the AWU WA Branch

The smoking gun that proves GILLARD was lying about the Blewitt mortgage and her extensive role in the conveyance/mortgage transactions

Former Slater and Gordon senior partner Jonathan Malcolm Rothfield removed documents from the Kerr Street conveyance and mortgage files that showed the full extent of GILLARD's role in the transaction.

On 31 July 1996 Slater and Gordon were served this Subpoena from the Industrial Relations Court ordering Slater and Gordon to deliver up all files, paper, writing and other materials in the Kerr Street files:

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Slater and Gordon knew the subpoena was coming and Jonathan Rothfield along with GM Geoff Shaw were hard at work filleting the files.

This 30 July 1996 memo has never been published publicly.  It's from Rothfield to GM Geoff Shaw.

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And here is what they pulled out - never to see the light of day in the TURC or the Industrial Relations Court (the "Geoff" Wilson is made in error by the secretary who wrote the notes, it's meant for Bruce).

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That message was superseded by this communication with Julia Gillard:

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"I left Letter of Offer on Julia's desk, with a copy for (Bruce) Wilson".

And here it is - a letter of offer advising that Ralph Blewitt has been approved for a $150K loan he did not apply for.

Not only that, but the letter sitting on GILLARD's desk was pre-prepared with a space not for for Ralph to sign, but for Bruce only to accept the offer on Ralph's behalf.

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We know that Bruce didn't take the document on with him to Sydney to the Camperdown Travelodge - he just signed Ralph up there and then, with Julia present.


And what did Gillard do?

She had a positive obligation to act only for Ralph.  But she didn't attempt to contact him or advise him about the mortgage she unquestionably knew he'd been signed up to - using the now massively written up Power of Attorney she'd "fixed up for Bruce".

Not only that, but Gillard made these personal enquiries about the mortgage after reading the original letter of offer on her desk that day.

It was self interest driving this enquiry - nothing to do with Ralph and I can prove that assertion, more on that soon.

So here's the note, same secretary, same day, same mortgage.


She knew about the mortgage all right.

Here's Olly's reply.

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So why did GILLARD lie about it in her exit interview just two years later?

Peter Gordon: “Were you aware at any time that the balance of the funds to make up the capital was to be provided by contributory mortgage of which Jonathan Rothfield (a Slater & Gordon partner) was trustee?”

Julia Gillard: “I don’t, I don’t think I knew that at the time, where the source of funds was. It’s subsequently been raised with me that that was done through the Slater & Gordon mortgage register but I didn’t have any recollection of that.”

I'll explain that shortly.