Churchill also said, "“Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.”
It's good advice.
The first night I sat in defamation lawyer Bruce Burke's office with Bob Kernohan I knew that the corruption in The AWU Scandal was an important matter for our country.
It is for you too, because it goes to the character of what it means to be Australian.
I will never give up.
Far too many people and institutions have surrendered to Julia Gillard.
News Limited did.
The Liberal Party did.
Tony Abbott did.
Victoria Police did.
Western Australia Police did.
And so have dozens of politicians to whom Dave McAlpine and I have written, or with whom we've met.
I know I've tested the patience - and character - of people I've admired.
And found them wanting.
The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions can intervene in my private prosecution at any point.
And it can choose to continue with it, or to withdraw the charges.
It applies a two-fold test to that decision.
Is the prosecution likely to result in a conviction?
Is the prosecution in the public interest?
Dave McAlpine and I have been working on a range of measures better to inform the public of the gravity of this offending.
Time and again we've had doors closed in our faces.
I fully understand Ms Gillard's offending and because of that, I have a duty to bring the offending to the attention of authorities.
When those authorities fail in their duty, my resolve grows stronger.
I have a pivotal conference on Monday.
I'll let you know how that goes.
Listen carefully to Ms Gillard, Ralph Mineif, Ray Neal and Ralph Blewitt.
Would you give up and let this matter pass through to the keeper?
I give you my word, I will never give up.
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