Julia Gillard is a much better liar now than she was in the early 1990s.
Don't get me wrong, she was pretty good at it back then.
Almost good enough.
Today the Blewitt court case gets offed - and not a painter-and-docker in sight!
(There's no respect for tradition nowadays, union crime scene cleaning is a dying trade since lawyers replaced hitmen).
With that out of the way GILLARD might believe the maaaates who say she's safe as house.
(Houses have always been her preferred investment category - first the slush-funded renovations in Abbotsford, then slush-funded Kerr Street love-pad. She's moved with the times - now she's in a house of cards.)
If no new information about GILLARD's role in The AWU Scandal came to light GILLARD's friends would probably be right. She could get on with the exhausting business of First Class Lounges, Rihanna after-parties and making sure Tim stays with the program.
But there is a new scandal for Ms GILLARD to deal with.
And there'll be no sympathy for her.
This one isn't about ripping off bosses.
Or advancing The Movement with fighting funds.
This is GILLARD and WILSON stealing from widows and orphans.
Lawyers have to account to their partners for their billable hours.
Partners in law firms expect their partners to bill costs like travel to a client.
Melbourne to Perth is a long way - and GILLARD did it a lot.
In 1991/2 GILLARD was a young lawyer out to impress - using other people's money.
As my prosecution approaches I'll release the files that show how GILLARD/WILSON dishonestly appropriated a widows and orphans fund from the workers who owned it.
I'll show you how they used it to pay for GILLARD's billable hours and expenses in the AWU Workplace Reform Association.
And I'll show you and maybe a jury what I've learned about GILLARD's guilty mind and how she deals with it.
So for today, here's a bit of background information - a small piece of the puzzle.
Remember the Slush Fund/Trust Fund high dudgeon?
GILLARD does. And she remembers this.
Notice the date it was filed?
23 April 1992.
Same date as Ralph was instructed to file the AWU WRA application for incorporation.
I've always wondered why Ralph wrote 21 April, 1992, then scratched it out to 22 April, 1992, then didn't file it until 23 April 1992.
Maybe because on 23 April 1992 GILLARD knew she'd be in Melbourne with a heap of alibi witnesses.
GILLARD fires up when the heat is on - or she gets her lawyer to.
Now here's today's new tidbit - evidence of GILLARD's propensity to engage in the sort of conduct I've referred to, and of her reaction to being outed.
On the morning of 10 September 2014, former HSU chiefs Rob Elliot and Kay Darveniza appeared reluctantly before the Trade Union Royal Commission.
Kay and Rob are married.
Kay is now a Victorian Labor Parliamentarian.
Here's an extract from Kay's statement to the TURC - Kay's talking about the various slush-fund discussions she had with the HSU's lawyer, Julia Gillard.
GILLARD let a lot of other stuff in Kay's statement go through to the keeper.
But she was apparently quite sensitive about being tied to the idea of a funeral fund!
Here's her barrister, Mr Clelland QC
Confused about what it all means? Don't worry, it'll all drop into place.
Every touch leaves its trace.
Especially those from odious fingers stealing from the mouths of babes.