||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.
That didn't take long.
Was it parked outside a Maternity Hospital or Primary School at rthe time?
Could have been "collateral damage" in a long-distance Russian ballistic abortion, Tovarisch!
Socialism at work.
Posted by: Up The Workers | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 09:15 AM
Gosh! For a moment I thought it was a photo of our Defence Department.
Posted by: keith martyn | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 09:20 AM
Glad you're on the right page with this UN/USA created war.
Posted by: kentlfc | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 10:19 AM
We may need to rebuild the damaged ones under Labor, or the Libs for that matter. 2050 for submarines ha.
Posted by: Val | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 10:33 AM
What an old warrior! Even survives the Russians.
Posted by: ShortWellah | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 11:08 AM
That is a Joke. The tyres are still intact and not burnt. So how come? BS as always in War.
Posted by: Johnny Rotten | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 11:10 AM
Not deterring USA from donating. Its not the only thing that will need rebuilding across the globe when the money runs out.
Biden administration sending an extra $775M in weapons to Ukraine while America is in a recession
The United States will send another $775 million in missiles, drones, vehicles and mine clearing equipment to Ukraine to help in its war with Russia as the conflict enters a near standstill, the Pentagon announced Friday.
The new assistance package will include 16 howitzers and ammunition, AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM), ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, 15 Scan Eagle reconnaissance drones, and armored vehicles, among other armaments, a senior Defense official told reporters
Posted by: Julie | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 11:26 AM
Lets HOPE Ukraine PAYS for the replacement - we are no longer a RICH country that can give things away
Posted by: MikeT (WA) | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 11:29 AM
Posted by: Stan | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 11:31 AM
Just remember, our airwaves are flooded with propaganda, but not Russian propaganda.
Me ... I am waiting for the endless parade of International Peace Envoys trying to plead an end to hostilities, sadly they seem to be in very short supply - probably due to the current impact of bidenflation (AKA 10% for the big guy)!
Posted by: A happy little debunker | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 11:31 AM
You are delusional.
Posted by: Bad Boy Bubby | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 11:47 AM
Two Ukrainian peace envoys were assassinated by Ukrainian SBU back at the beginning of this.
I saw on the news a Liberal MP David Van has been to get his pics with Zelensky and has promised to work for more money to go to Ukraine. Twiggy has just been to get his pics as well so he will step up for our money to go there as well. After watching the video of Afghanistan on Michael's page I say the money goes as emergency food rations to children in Afghanistan.
Posted by: Jenni | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 11:47 AM
Posted by: Iain Russell | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 11:48 AM
Dennis Thompson assured Micheal Smith News that Bushmasters were practically indestructible.
Posted by: banjerism | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 11:53 AM
Is this another Zelensky plot to obtain more weapons and sell them to Afghanistan?
Posted by: 117Ric | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 12:00 PM
Behind the times there UTW. It is well known that the Mariupol maternity hospital had been emptied of most all mothers (except the one giving birth who was video) and emptied of food etc by the Azov and other Ukrainian defenders who took it over to serve as barracks and firing positions.
Posted by: FSH | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 12:08 PM
Good observation. Not beyond suspicion.
Posted by: 117Ric | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 12:10 PM
That's a shame. Ukraine was the sacrificial pawn used by Deep State / Military Industrial Complex to bait the bear and Ukrainians are paying the price. As per Australian requirements for operating in hot conditions the Bushmasters are air conditioned, very much appreciated by the Ukrainians seeking to defend their land and families.
Posted by: FSH | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 12:13 PM
Easier to throw another set of wheels on it so you can move it around then burn the paint off but keep the tyres intact.
Posted by: underminder | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 12:19 PM
The storage boxes have all be removed. If you look at pictures of the Bushmaster they have a very vertical boxy look. This is the stowage boxes on the lower part of the hull.
The real hull is the sloping sides that we can see here.
We have a remote weapon station on the roof.
Also of note is the armoured windows are all missing.
Dunno. It sort of looks like it has been parked outside and used for spares. The fact the tires show no fire damage is interesting.
Posted by: MudCrab | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 12:24 PM
Supporting Ukraine places Australia on the wrong side of history. Z!
Posted by: KobaTheDread | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 01:02 PM
Not sure why Zelenskyy, who is WEF owned and operated doesn’t by equipment from Afghanistan, It would be cheaper and delivery costs would be almost nil, being next door and all of that. But no, they want American middle class destroyed and the country bankrupt, which it is now.
Posted by: Kenny | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 01:31 PM
that was my first thought, unless the fitted tyres afterwards , but where would they get them??
Posted by: Mal | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 01:38 PM
they were blown up long before this one
that is what a destroyed bushmaster really looks like
Posted by: Mal | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 01:46 PM
Have no concerns regard the occupants as they survived the attack as did those in another Bushmaster that was diasabled.
According to the independent media reports, this one had to be abandoned, but the Ukrainians retrieved the other vehicle and they posted photos of it being repaired.
Posted by: Sage Observer of Bathurst | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 02:20 PM
Wonder when Zel is going to release a line of olive t-shirts to aid the coffers. Go down a treat with the I Stand With Ukraine brigade I’d imagine
Posted by: Xword | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 03:17 PM
WHAT A BEAST HEY! William Adams et al have nothing on this.
Posted by: ShortWellah | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 03:21 PM
That'll buff out.
Posted by: Doubtful John | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 03:40 PM
One of the new electric ones?
Posted by: Doubtful John | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 03:43 PM
Think it is supposed to make us hate the Russians. It’s not working.
Posted by: Val | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 04:05 PM
Very astute. Have yet to see anything real in this BS theatre.
Posted by: One Born Every Minute | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 04:42 PM
Yes so we are led to believe. lmao
Posted by: One Born Every Minute | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 04:44 PM
Apparently destroyed, I can tell you now it's not a warranty job.
Posted by: White Knight | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 04:47 PM
How many former Eastern Bloc countries do they need to invade before you will hate them?
Posted by: Bad Boy Bubby | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 05:00 PM
Thank you Mal. A little bit of reality.
Posted by: 117Ric | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 05:24 PM
Auditioning for the part of Mater in the next Cars movie. It’s all about the patina.
Posted by: Bad Boy Bubby | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 05:57 PM
The US of A (the politicians etc) want this operation to escalate, it's one of the few ways the US can save itself from all that printed worthless money destroying the US economy. NATO countries have been supplying arms and training to Ukraine at least since 2014, and they NATO and the US continue to push the scam that it's all Russia's fault.
Posted by: John Michelmore | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 06:02 PM
Posted by: John Michelmore | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 06:04 PM
Twitter staff are warned upcoming bonuses will be HALF what they expected, as firm suffers huge loss and battles Musk over his aborted $44 billion acquisition deal
Twitter CFO Ned Segal sent an email on Friday telling staff that bonuses would be half what they expected
The company has suffered major financial setbacks in the second quarter of 2022, losing $270 million
The social media platformed blamed a skittish advertising industry that had not spent money due to the economic turmoil caused by the war in Ukraine
Tech billionaire Elon Musk's decision to pull out of a $44 billion bid for the company has sent the stock price plummeting nearly 30%
SERVES THEM RIGHT
GO WOKE, GO BROKE
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Posted by: Charlotte | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 06:22 PM
I think the Russians are after the tyres.
Posted by: Bob Hay | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 06:27 PM
...lotta money pouring into that country.........don't see a lot of rebuilding?.......and anecdotal reports suggest the average Ukrainian is not much better off for it!
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Posted by: CountryBumpkin | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 06:28 PM
We do not and should not resupply the current Ukranian regime. Let them reap what they have sown and let us look after Australia first. We need that equipment more than the neo-nazis in Kiev.
Posted by: DB | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 07:09 PM
Heads Up Michael Smith!!
Coming to a DVA in your state soon?
This is horrifying MS. it goes beyond the bounds of lack of compassion into the realms of evil!!
Struggling Canadian veteran offered medically assisted death by VAC employee
Posted by: CountryBumpkin | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 07:16 PM
"AUSTRALIA Covid narrative falling apart"
Posted by: another ian | Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 07:18 PM
Good morning Michael, I do hope that you are well. I thought you might find the article below interesting, it is titled “Students accuse each other of white supremacy at Berkley ‘people of colour house’. You could not make this stuff up, well I know I couldn’t because I don’t have a vivid imagination like some. The world is now literally crazy. Are some of these people ever happy? I think not.
It is also reported that now in India there is a new disease called the “Tomato Flu’. Hold onto your hats folks because the ride is about to get bumpier than ever. Whilst I read this rot, I now take very little notice because I have come to the conclusion that the world leaders and their masters are trying to scare us all to death. Not this little black duck, no siree !
Posted by: Maree | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 04:11 AM
Since Russia first invaded Ukraine in 2014.
Tell us how that is not Russia's fault.
Posted by: Realist | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 06:20 AM
So you'd have a link the that quote then?
Posted by: Realist | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 06:26 AM
As the vehicle is clearly destroyed it has probably been stripped of everything useful and cannibalised for spare parts. Clearly not the original wheels (the wheels are quickly swapped out - far quicker than changing a tyre) which have probably been slapped on the move the vehicle.
Posted by: Realist | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 06:29 AM
"Let them reap what they have sown"? Like they asked to be invaded by Russia?
Posted by: Realist | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 06:34 AM
Err... Just in case you haven't noticed Comrade, neither the U.N. nor the United States of Dementia are combatants in the Ukrainian genocide.
Posted by: Up The Workers! | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 08:56 AM
As the late, great Prince Phillip might have said: "That looks like something a Labor(sic) Misgovernment might have made!"
Borscht in a can.
Posted by: Up The Workers! | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 09:03 AM
Looks to be up on blocks and from having lived and worked over that way one wonders why the tyres haven't gone as is usual. The aircraft in the background on the RH side of the photo is a Su-25 sub sonic ground attack aircraft first manufactured in 1975 and used by both Russia and The Ukraine as a close air support aircraft. This particular one has the "Z" painted on the tail so one assumes it's Russian.
Posted by: Botswana O'Hooligan | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 09:11 AM
No sign of kinetic or blast damage ... probably burned by its users after becoming disabled on the battlefield.
Posted by: flyingduk | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 10:04 AM
Beaurepaires, Jax or Bob Jane.
Posted by: Bad Boy Bubby | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 11:51 AM
Well actually they pretty much did. Russia has been requesting that NATO back off and stop the encroach, all requests by Russia were ignored by the Ukraine and NATO. Russia warned them time and again, they ignored the warnings, so yes they did ask for this war.
You can’t keep poking the bear and expect him to not respond.
Posted by: Val | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 02:48 PM
Most of the people in the South and Eastern parts of Ukraine consider themselves to be Russian, not Ukrainian. The Donbas region, like Crimea, rejected the Maidan Coup orchestrated by Obama and the deep state authoritarians only to be attacked by the US puppet regime in Kiev. The war is in its eighth year.
Watch the documentary "Ukraine on Fire" to better understand the situation today. You may get a better understanding of the situation there.
Posted by: DB | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 06:35 PM
So by your reasoning it would be perfectly OK for Russia to now invade Finland for joining NATO. How dare countries join NATO without Russia’s permission!
Posted by: Realist | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 07:24 PM
I realised I didn't notice the vehicle seems to be up on blocks the first time.
I should probably also lay my cards on the table and confess I am bias against Bushmaster for... reasons. It's a truck, not a proper actual combat vehicle. I know a lot of people who I respect who speak well of this vehicle but I have never been a fan. Reasons.
Interesting the remote weapon station is still there. Would have expected that would be have been removed if they were stripping it.
Dunno. I think we can agree that:
It is a Bushmaster
It does seem to be in Russian hands
It is, at minimum, 'Heavy Repair'
Posted by: MudCrab | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 09:10 PM
Heavy Grade Repair is a weird place.
But yeah, warranty isn't going to cover it.
Posted by: MudCrab | Sunday, 21 August 2022 at 09:11 PM
Seems our"realist"likes to support these leftard sponsored causes with-out using it's brain.There seem to be a few more than normal of late.
Posted by: jelly34 | Monday, 22 August 2022 at 08:04 AM
You are correct. It is not a combat vehicle. It was never designed to drive into a firefight or a minefield, but rather protect the occupants from IED and random mine blasts. As a vehicle to transport soldiers from place to place it is far safer than the unimog truck it replaced, and I am still under the impression that of the 30 or so that have been destroyed while carrying Australian soldiers over the past 15 years, not a single fatality has resulted. That's a win right there.
Posted by: Realist | Monday, 22 August 2022 at 10:13 AM
Supporting a nation with free democratic elections like Ukraine as opposed to the "president-for-life" run socialist Russia is supporting leftard causes?
You are not real bright, are you?
Posted by: Realist | Monday, 22 August 2022 at 10:16 AM
Quite possible. A thermite grenade or flare will cause that sort of damage, either from the operators or opposition.
Posted by: Realist | Monday, 22 August 2022 at 10:17 AM