||Locals concerned the Accident and Death Fund was being used to buy property and office equipment with the funds they paid into the fund.
||Boulder fund suspended
||Bruce Wilson and Julia Gillard go to a meeting with the miners in Kalgoorlie
||AWU announce it is taking over the fund at Boulder paper article
||Contract of sale signed by Bruce Wilson
||Purchase of 85 Kerr Street Fitzroy by Julia Gillard and B Wilson who attended the Auction
||blewitt-getting-his-addres.html Purchase of 85 Kerr Street Fitzroy by Julia Gillard and Bruce Wilson who attended the Auction
||Letter to Slater & Gordon about the 1/85 Kerr Street sale
||Ralph Blewitt is appointed Western Australian Branch Secretary in the week 15 to 19 February
||Olive Brosnan and Heidi chasing up the Power of Attorney - notes
||Olive Brosnan makes this further note regarding Heidi, a sales person with the Real Estate firm GA Thomson. Note that Heidi returns the call and says that she will let Olive Brosnan have the original Power of Attorney (when she gets it?) and will need a certified copy in return
||Slater and Gordon acknowledges that it has received the Contract of Sale, Section 32 Statement and the Power of Attorney from GA Thomson.
||Olive Brosnan certifies Power of Attorney
||A memo from Sylvia to Olive Brosnan about the application for the loan for Ralph Blewitt and the Kerr Street property
||Letter/fax from Hewitt & Company stating Ralph Blewitt Wages Ref VB/CS
||Memo to Olive Brosnan from Sylvia about the loan approval and the return of the chq for $500 from Ralph Blewitt’s personal account
||Letter from Slater & Gordon addressed to Ralph Blewitt explaining mortgage details Page 1, Page 2, Page 3
||Memo Julia Gillard wants details of penalty interest rates
||Memo to Julia Gillard from Olive Brosnan about penalty interest rates
||Memo of fees for house - Bill of costs
||Letter to Ralph Blewitt requesting Cheque for $67,772.30
||The cheque for $67,772.30
||Settlement date for Kerr Street purchase
||Land Transfer document
||Dawesville project costs
||Julia Gillard went on holidays while Bruce Wilson organised house renovations
||Interview with Slater & Gordon about the Renovations
||New bank accounts for Construction Fund
||AWU-FIME amalgamate (2 Victorian Branches)
||Cheque from AWU WRAI account $46,550
||Cheque for $15000 - $10 000 for K Spyridis and $5000 cash
||AWU went back to central funding arrangements
||Letter from Robert Smith (AWU) to Ian Cambridge and Steve Harrison about the unknown AWU bank accounts
||Letter to the National Executives about the freezing of the accounts
||Union National Finance committee meet to discuss what was going on start of investigations into the frozen accounts
||Bob Smith wrote to Ian Cambridge to say the AWU was going to charge Bruce Wilson
||Ian Cambridge visits QC Richard Kenzie from Maurice Blackburn for discussions to fix it (get union money back)
||Internal Review into Julia Gillard’s involvement of the AWU -WRA and she is put on restricted duties
|14/15 Aug 95
||Other Joint secretaries of the Unions paid out the signatories of the accounts - hand writing on the cheques Link 1 Link 2
||Bruce Wilson redundancy cheque $55,204
||Letter to stop the cheques Ian Cambridge
|17/18 Aug 95
||All accounts were closed bar 2 general and grants accounts and redundancies given out
||Affidavit - Bill Ludwig - Bruce Wilson get sprung
||Julia Gillard interviewed by Geoff Shaw, Peter Gordon and Nick Styant-Browne at Slater and Gordon - It’s recorded and she goes on leave of Absence until May 96 (WA AWU-WRA not yet discovered by AWU yet)
||Ian Cambridge addresses AWU Qld Branch meeting
||Ian Cambridge talked with Commonwealth Bank - Diary entry - Discovery of Workplace Reform Association INC. WA branch
||Discovery of Accounts in AWU name by Ian Cambridge letter from Commonwealth Bank
||Fax from Com bank listing the accounts in the AWU name - for Ian Cambridge
||Newspaper article about Joe Trio and the AWU fraud article from sometime in 1996
||Ian Cambridge received bank records after the discussions with the bank back in April Ian Cambridge spoke to AWU Officials in Perth and they never heard of the Workplace Reform Association Inc.
||Diary entry Ian Cambridge - spoke to Branch Official Russell Frearson about the $400,000 going through the account
||Geoff Shaw Slater & Gordon General Manager gets Subpoena to supply all documents relating to purchase of 1/85 Kerr Street
||Court proceeding where Geoff Shaw is to produce the documents from the Subpeona Link 1, Link 2
||Memo from Investigating Detective Dave McAlpine about the AWU fraud
||Memo to fraud squad from Theiss stating they hadn’t been defrauded Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4
||Memo fraud squad about Theiss - Ralph Blewitt said Theiss auditors required that the WRA needed to be Inc.
"The Daily Telegraph columnist Devine tellspodcast Behind the Media, speaking about her decision to label supporters of deposed prime minister Tony Abbott “delcons”, ...", sic!
I think not. She is not worth my time!
Posted by: Truth_Will_Out | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 10:35 AM
I do not mind her, but she does love Turnbull, better not mention that!
Hope it goes well, Vic Police are a disgrace, but I do believe that it is the boss, who is the problem, friends with Andrews, as the photo shows!
Posted by: Liz of Vic | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 10:56 AM
You may wish to discuss this Smithy:
Hundreds of local school students will throw paint-filled water balloons at the Fawkner Police Station today to create an explosion of colour and celebration for LGBTI communities.
The event is held as part of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), which is celebrated annually to promote acceptance and inclusion of sexual and gender diverse communities.
Community Engagement Acting Inspector Troy Papworth said Victoria Police is excited to support Merri Health on this special event, which is a fantastic way to show LGBTI communities that they are supported, celebrated and respected.
“The rainbow artwork will form a permanent 80m mural on the police station fence and is a symbolic way for the community, including police, to show that we’re taking a stance against violence and discrimination,” Acting Inspector Papworth said.
“Through the mural, police are also hoping to increase confidence and trust between LGBTI communities and police, and encourage everyone to speak to us if they need help.
Posted by: Jeff of FNQ | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 11:04 AM
Arcipluvian, surely! ...and, a many-splendoured thing, or not? ;)
Posted by: Truth_Will_Out | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 11:32 AM
Perhaps you could ask her opinion on this Michael, and why the 'Me Too' and 'NOW' members haven't been all over this, supporting Kathy and seeing how many more women come forward with allegations against the same alleged perpetrator if it's exposed more fully.
Woman who accuses Opposition Leader Bill Shorten of rape says police failed her
David Hurley, Herald Sun October 2, 2014 12:05am
A WOMAN who claims she was raped by federal Labor leader Bill Shorten has accused Victoria Police of failing to investigate properly because of his position of power.
Earlier this year, authorities decided not to press charges against Mr Shorten because prosecutors felt that “there was no reasonable prospect of conviction”.
The woman, Kathy, asked that her surname not be published, but agreed to be photographed.
Interviewed by the Herald Sun in Queensland, she said the trauma of what she says happened to her had been exacerbated by what she sees as an inadequate police investigation.
“I had three main witnesses ... I gave them the phone number of one, her maiden and married names, told them she lived in Melbourne.
“The police told me they couldn’t find her,” Kathy said.
“But they went to all of Bill’s friends,’’ she said......
Kathy told the Herald Sun she felt let down and devastated by how police had handled the matter.
“With another witness, the police tried to say she was influenced by the media, which doesn’t make any sense.
“I don’t think I had a hope in hell with the police because of who he is,” Kathy said.
“If Bill was just a regular guy I think it would have been different. The police would have had a load of evidence to do something.
“I left it in the hands of the police, and they did nothing.”
Kathy, now 44, alleges Mr Shorten raped her at a Labor youth conference in Portarlington in the winter of 1986, when she was just 16.
The community nurse completed a 19-page police statement with detectives from Victoria Police’s sexual offences squad last October 23.
“The police rang me up in April and told me they had called Bill in for questioning.
“They then said the case was closed and that they weren’t going to reopen it,” Kathy said.
“They said I would not be able to get access to any of the evidence. They said I could apply through Freedom of Information but I wouldn’t get it.
“I never really had a leg to stand on. They have tried to bully me,” she said.
“ I have got rights, and they are trying to take away my rights. People are treating me like a nutcase.
“It doesn’t mean I’m stupid or I’m fabricating things.”
Kathy had a rapid rise in Young Labor when elected to the rural policy committee.
She became a delegate for party state and national conferences in 1986.
Soon after joining Labor she says she came to know Mr Shorten — himself a rising star in the party.
After he travelled to Wodonga to meet local members, Kathy says she began speaking to him on the phone regularly about party and policy issues.
Kathy says she and her sister went to Portarlington for the youth Labor conference during the winter of 1986.
Kathy says she was raped by Mr Shorten after being pushed into a bathroom in the early hours of the morning.
She says no one else was present. A number of Young Labor members had spent the evening drinking and smoking marijuana, she says.
In her police statement, Kathy outlined how she came to know Mr Shorten and what she said happened on the night in question.
Kathy says she was raped after a group had arrived back from going for a drive.
"There was a knock on the door " Kathy says. "I thought it was my sister. I opened the door and it was Bill."
Kathy says she and her sister left the camp the next day.
The Herald Sun has seen a police statement by Kathy's sister, completed on October 23 last year, jn which she confirms details about the location of the Labor youth camp and the people who were present.
H/B: Perhaps some of the wonderful women on this site might consider getting in touch with the 'Me Too' and 'NOW' organisations and ask why they are not supporting Kathy, given her very credible account given to police.
Posted by: hillbilly33 | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 12:13 PM
"...Vic Police are a disgrace, but I do believe that it is the boss, who is the problem, friends with Andrews..."
Friends with him?
I hear that they are openly I.D.A.H.O.B.I.T.S. together!
I suspect that neither of them intend attending I.D.A.D. (International Day Against DECENCYPHOBIA).
Posted by: Up The Workers! | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 12:30 PM
Lost respect for Miranda with the way she spoke about conservatives and also her love of Turnbull - the latter being a complete dud as PM.
Posted by: Jenny | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 01:08 PM
Half your luck!
Sometimes I wouldn't mind "being on with" Miranda Devine, myself - but I thought she was already spoken for.
Sure beats "being on with" Benny Wong, Sarah Halfwit Bung or Lee Rhiannon.
Posted by: Up The Workers! | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 01:39 PM
Bill Cosby vs Bill Clinton. It's institutionalised racism I tells ya...
Posted by: underminder | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 02:12 PM
Tell Miranda that the Delcons send their love ❤️ 😛😛😛 oh and Don't forget to plug the Blog !
Posted by: Wayne Shaft | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 02:35 PM
Before all the Anti - Multicultural bigots Start , just think about all the wonderfull African Restaurants we now have ! 😒😒😒
Posted by: Wayne Shaft | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 03:10 PM
Has someone got a link to this ? I can find archives of old shows and people saying it exists but no links. If its pay-walled I wont bother.
Posted by: Mike G | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 03:29 PM
Best of Luck, Michael.
I have an inkling you will need it!
I very much doubt that Miranda Devine will be interested in the 'truth'. All stops will be pulled out to preserve the false reality.
"Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" (Sir Walter Scott, 1808).
Posted by: Terry | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 03:38 PM
Here's the link courtesy of the Daily Telegraph's website. Just click on the listen to section
Posted by: seeker of truth | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 04:16 PM
Miranda, Mother of DelCons.
Without her the anger may have just faded away from lack of direction, but thanks to Miranda we had a name to rally around.
Conversation Australia owes Miranda deeply for reminding us all that we were not alone in thinking that Malcolm Turnbull is a backstabbing useless COUGH!
Love you, Miranda <3
Posted by: MudCrab | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 04:36 PM
Michael - I just missed it can you put interview on your blog!
Posted by: Julie of Geelong | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 04:44 PM
What a hoot Up the Workers - love your work!!
Also, don’t forget “Sulky Tania”!!!!!
Posted by: Julie of Geelong | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 04:49 PM
That was a good interview. Miranda let you speak on the topic with very little interruption and she gave the listeners' a heads up about your website. You should be chuffed.
Posted by: seeker of truth | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 04:54 PM
I just missed it as well I got the end where she gave a promo of your website..
Posted by: Michelle Two | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 05:15 PM
Brings to mind the parable of the lost conservative sheep 🐑
Posted by: Wayne Shaft | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 07:43 PM
Maybe a media rehearsal for the big forthcoming event Smithy? Go you good thing!
Posted by: brizziebussie | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 08:44 PM
Just go to Michael's 'HERE IS THE LINK' which will bring you to Miranda's page, scroll down to where the talk is and listen it starts at 31 minutes.
Posted by: Liz of Vic | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 09:57 PM
One would have thought that this matter needs to be cleared up, if he wants to be prime minister, surely we cannot have another 'you know what'!
Posted by: Liz of Vic | Monday, 30 April 2018 at 09:58 PM
I used to read her column, but for various reasons, I too decided she wasn't worth my time.
The radio interview with MPS reminded me why.
She's the 'smiling assassin' with the carefully modulated voice who shakes your hand while she slips a blade between your ribs.
She could have mentioned that the call was long distance, but to be specific about where it came from was, in my book, unnecessary, nobody's business and a betrayal of an unspoken confidentiality.
But hey! ... leaving listeners with the impression that the reach of her show was substantial, her influence beyond these shores is the name of the game isn't it?
Is plugging MSNews a fair quid pro quo? Perhaps. If click bait is the name of the game. Integrity? Not so much.
Posted by: Emu | Tuesday, 01 May 2018 at 06:55 AM
thank you Jenny , my thoughts exactly,
her columns have lost all credibility written from an overwhelming Bias against T Abbott
Posted by: raffo | Tuesday, 01 May 2018 at 09:22 AM
Yes , but now if she would just Dump Turnbull ! I mean she really could do better . 😐😐😐
Posted by: Wayne Shaft | Wednesday, 02 May 2018 at 06:18 PM