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Court Attendance Notice and Brief of Evidence in the GILLARD/WILSON slush fund matter


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On Tuesday 30 October 2018 the Downing Centre Local Court of New South Wales received and stamped a Court Attendance Notice and a Brief of Evidence comprising 3 Affidavits from me.

The Court Attendance Notice contains information for an offence alleging Julia Gillard gave false or misleading evidence to the Trade Union Royal Commission.

The brief contains Affidavits from

  • Ray Neal - formerly the Assistant Director and acting Commissioner for Corporate Affairs while the AWU Workplace Reform Association was being incorporated.
  • Ralph Mineif - formerly the senior Corporate Affairs official who was directly responsible for the incorporation of the AWU Workplace Reform Association.
  • Ralph Blewitt - the addressee of a purported memo from Ms Gillard which purports to give legal advice about the incorporation of the Association.

The Local Court of NSW is considering the brief of evidence at present.

Late last week I wrote to former Royal Commissioner John Dyson Heydon AC QC with notes about the brief of evidence against Ms Gillard and copies of the sworn Affidavits which will be led in evidence against her.  Mr Heydon's chambers have advised me in writing that the file I sent to Mr Heydon has been referred to the Commonwealth Attorney General.

I am making a serious allegation against Ms Gillard.  I am supported in that allegation by the two senior public officials who were responsible for incorporating the AWU WRA "slush fund" and by the former Secretary of the AWU WA Branch who jointly completed the application to incorporate the slush fund along with Ms Gillard.

The charge against Ms Gillard has yet to be formally laid in open court.  Ms Gillard is entitled to the presumption of innocence.

It goes without saying that it's a very serious matter for anyone to knowingly give false or misleading evidence to the face of a Royal Commission.

Every touch leaves its trace.