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Opposition continues to attack PM over 'slush fund' document

Posted by: 3AW NEWS | 29 November, 2012 - 10:10 AM
Julie Bishop

Prime Minister Julia Gillard is expected to face another onslaught of questions over the Union slush fund on the final sitting day of the year.

The Australian reports documents from an internal investigation from Ms Gillard's former law firm prove she had more of a role in setting up an association which was later used as a slush fund.

The Prime Minister has again denied any wrong-doing.

PLAY: Former Premier Jeff Kennett says there should be a judicial inquiry into Gillard's involvement in the AWU scandal

Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop told Neil Mitchell that Prime Minister needs to answer to the allegations honestly.

"These just aren’t wild allegations these are actual legitimate questions going to breaches of the law,"

"What really disturbs me is that she has stone walled at every step of the way" Ms Bishop told Neil Mitchell.

Former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett says these latest revelations call for a judicial inquiry.

"I am going to suggest here and now that the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition ought to appoint a judge to hold a quick judicial inquiry in a matter of weeks," Kennett told Neil Mitchell.

"That person should be given the powers to subpoena people and documents and to resolve the issue one way or the other.

"This issue has stopped the government from governing at a critical time when it needs to govern."

Meanwhile, Neil Mitchell has written that he believes the documents could be the 'first real crack in Julia Gillard's defence'.

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AWU: 'First real crack emerges'

Julia Gillard NEIL MITCHELL: I think the first real crack in Julia Gillard's defence - her case over the AWU slush fund scandal - has emerged today. This has come about with new documents released after 17-years.


Blog comments Your Say

  • @Matt and Annie King posting here - we simply do not support Gillard because she cannot handle the truth. Don't you people realise by now that she is nothing but a rotten damned liar, an obstinate person that is way way out of her depth. Thankfully, Slater and Gordon, Solicitors woke up to her but it seems the die hard labor party boofheads cannot discern a liar from a truthful person. Amen.

    Luigi T Cassimatis B.Ec Monday 14 January, 2013 - 8:18 PM
  • @ Alex - yes I agree wholeheartedly. This is the same hopeless, liar Gillard who has utterly stuffed our revered beautiful country Australia! She claims Mr Abbott cannot handle her so called 'capable women' in her now defunct labor party and cabinet. None are capable. Each is a damned anti-man fool - including Madame Milne with her disgusting comments recently about 'old white men'! Just bugger off please Gillard and take each of your communist damned comrades and your minders with you you rotten liar and proven fool of a woman!

    Rakesh A Aduk Friday 14 December, 2012 - 7:48 PM
  • @Henry posting here - an excellent comment. It even surpasses one recently made by our esteemed 2GB broadcaster, Mr Alan Jones where he deservedly postulated that....."Gillard should be placed in a chaff bag and thrown out to sea." In either case, she deserves to be shafted sooner rather than later. It is raw communism being thrust upon us here by her in my professional view!

    Samuel Kyrikos Tuesday 11 December, 2012 - 1:28 PM
  • @Alex of Altona = please don't worry lady. Madame Jul-liar Eileen Gillard is not in my view an Australian. She is a ten pound pommy who migrated to our country with whoever gave birth to her I understand. She should have never, ever entered politics. We need a much more diligent entry system not only to this country but to these no hopers entering politics here.

    Jonathon L Benson Wednesday 5 December, 2012 - 8:44 PM
  • come on david.makes no difference,any slightly intelligent person could never vote for a person who was put on the spot and failed so miserably.it was embarrassing.....

    garry Friday 30 November, 2012 - 11:07 PM
  • @ David posting here. This inveterate liar, Jul=liar Eileen Gillard cannot discern truth - in fact she would not know the meaning of the word! She is a proven liar i.e. with the carbon dioxide taxation rort aided and abetted by the boofhead Wayne Swan. The pair of them should have never, ever entered politics. Why! They cannot handle the truth the rotten bastards.

    Samuel J James Friday 30 November, 2012 - 9:30 PM

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