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Julia in Deeper Shit than Craig

June 22, 2012

Australian political cartoonist Larry Pickering first published the following article on Facebook, but was forced to remove it after receiving threats of being “permanently banned” otherwise.  It has since been republished on his blog, and we are please to reproduce it here… (Thanks to El Gordo for the link)…

 

Thomson is involved in rorting $500,000 from the HSU.

Gillard is involved in rorting $1 million from the AWU.

To date, no attempt has been made by either union to recover one cent.

As a backbencher, Thomson had no clout with media.

As Prime Minister, Gillard used her clout to kill the story… and this is how she did it:

Bruce Wilson was an AWU heavy and Gillard’s boyfriend at the time. He had been threatening developers in a thinly disguised, mob-style protection racket: Industrial peace for payment… up to $50,000 at a time.

The payments went straight to accounts Gillard had arranged while she was still working for the Left wing law firm, Slater & Gordon.

Gillard was into the scam up to her elbows and, as she was screwing Wilson at the time, pillow talk wasn’t confined to her other sexual exploits including married father, and current Trade Minister, Craig Emerson and now Gold Coast spiv Tim Mathieson who departed the Coast leaving multiple unpaid debts.

Her part in the scam was rewarded with $50,000 of renovations to her house and a $25,000 account at a top fashion house (although one could be forgiven for thinking she never used it.)

The story broke and Gillard went into frenzied damage control.

When the dust settled, Gillard was still PM but ground-breaking journalists were sacked, News Ltd CEO, John Hartigan, resigned. Both Fairfax and News Ltd immediately spiked the story and pulled broadcasts, Andrew Bolt threatened to resign, Laurie Oakes was told, “Don’t even think about it!” Blogs disappeared in a cloud of dust. Radio jocks were instructed to drop it.

ABC and ‘The Australian’ journalist, Glenn Milne, had spent months carefully documenting Gillard’s devastating involvement. His story had been legalled and it ran in ‘The Australian’ on Monday, August 1st 2011. It was immediately pulled after one phone call from Gillard.

Slavish supporter of Gillard, the ABC, promptly sacked Milne.

Gillard continued a barrage of phone calls to the then CEO of News Ltd, John Hartigan and there was a meeting arranged at the offices of News Ltd. What exactly was said at that meeting may never be known but it certainly didn’t resemble what Gillard said it was about.

The Leveson Hacking Inquiry was threatening to engulf Australia’s media and Gillard saw her opportunity. She used Bob Brown as a verbal battering ram to threaten Fairfax and Murdoch with an “inquiry”. Gillard herself publicly entered the fray with her now famous utterance: “There are questions that need to be answered.” That statement was carefully crafted to put the fear of God into the media. After much questioning she has refused to say what those questions might be.

A Leveson-style inquiry here would mutilate the very core of Australia’s media and their executives as it has, and is still doing, in the UK.

Fairfax and Murdoch executives, to put it bluntly, were shitting themselves. Their indecent grappling for a piece of an ever-decreasing circulation market-share would have opened an ugly can of worms. A can I will let sit for another time.

So, this squalid deal was done but the sordid tale still bubbles below the surface. It reaches to the very heart of the Labor movement. We are witnessing only the tip of unions’ mob-like protection rackets and their corrupt manipulation of our Parliaments.

This shameful story will eventually be told in full colour. It will be a long and agonising read.

But, in the interim, today’s fetid political power holds sway.

 

 

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31 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2012 12:31 pm

    Hmmm? The story becomes less credible in that News Limited didn’t flog it for all it was worth. They are so intent in bringing down Julia and the Labor government that this would have been better than Craig Thomson and the Slipper affair.
    All I can say is; ‘show us the evidence’ similar to that being produced by Wixxyleaks on the Thomson/Jackson affair.

  2. JAWS permalink
    June 22, 2012 12:40 pm

    Oh look

    A perfectly timed sob story from the Rudd camp

    What a coincidence !

    http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/the-crushing-of-kevin-kindness-saved-the-day-says-rein-20120622-20s6a.html

  3. Tony permalink
    June 22, 2012 12:50 pm

    Hmmm. It looks like the Hate Media was more terrified than terrifying, more scared than scary. Frank and fearless? GMAFB!

    (If reb had any doubt about being on the barrackers’ shit-list, there’s none now. This confirms his credentials as a right-wing plant. Bythe way: it’s “more shit than a Werribee duck” – it’s a Melbourne thing. 😉 )

  4. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 22, 2012 1:11 pm

    Whete’s the balance?
    not a mention of mary-jo shoplifter?
    another day in HMLO quest to fling as much mud as they can to get themselves in govt.
    it will amount to nothing to- but that’s not the goal is it? Fling mud and hope enough sticks with the stupids who want to believe it.

  5. June 22, 2012 1:20 pm

    What amuses me most about these right wing nutcases is that they just don’t understand that they aren’t smart enough to hurt The Prime Minister.

    How this country functions around dumbfucks like them is a testament to the intelligence of the rest of us.

  6. June 22, 2012 1:22 pm

    “What amuses me most about these right wing nutcases is that they just don’t understand that they aren’t smart enough “

    This is true…

    Politics seems to be a nutter magnet…

    It makes you wonder how relatively intelligent people like Turnbull and the unflappable Stephen Smith get on with the rest of them.

  7. June 22, 2012 1:24 pm

    I didn’t realise that the droner from Altona was shagging Craig Emerson…

    What an incestuous little world we live in…

  8. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 22, 2012 2:26 pm

    She was young and naive.

    just as a matter of interest, is it suitable for a mid 30s male to claim to be ‘young and naive”?

  9. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 22, 2012 3:56 pm

    Not only did Emerson get to shag her, he even got to drink her contact lenses.

  10. Splatterbottom permalink
    June 22, 2012 4:02 pm

    Last time this scandal reared its ugly head, Gillard called up the bosses of the nosey journos and had them sacked. She can’t really do this to McLelland as she is his boss and she has already shafted him so hard and so deep that she has no more leverage left. It is about time some light was shone on to the stinking sewage farm that is Unionland.

  11. TB Queensland permalink
    June 22, 2012 4:04 pm

    A Leveson-style inquiry here would mutilate the very core of Australia’s media and their executives as it has, and is still doing, in the UK.

    There’s a problem with that?

  12. TB Queensland permalink
    June 22, 2012 4:06 pm

    It is about time some light was shone on to the stinking sewage farm that is Unionland.

    … and at the same time, Businessland …

  13. JAWS permalink
    June 22, 2012 5:40 pm

    Julia might have a problem

    They are now openly discussing parts of this on Radio in Sydney and Barnaby Joyce is starting to run with it in Parliament.

    LOL

    Rudd must be pissing his pants laughing

  14. TB Queensland permalink
    June 22, 2012 5:56 pm

    Did you say, “might”, Wally? And, Barnaby “Loose Lips Sink Ships” Joyce?

    And Radio in Sydney is owned by the right whingers … a bit like here in Brissy …

    Very serious stuff then … 🙄

  15. el gordo permalink
    June 22, 2012 6:07 pm

    Joyce says Reinhart shouldn’t sign the charter and he offers a veiled threat.

    ‘‘We want Fairfax to survive, everyone wants Fairfax to survive,’’ he told reporters in Canberra.

    ‘‘Thank goodness she has invested in that business. There would be nothing worse than if she took the money out.’’

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/rinehart-should-not-sign-press-charter-joyce-20120622-20swm.html#ixzz1yVVakrwY

  16. el gordo permalink
    June 22, 2012 6:35 pm

    If the Gillard, Wilson AWU story doesn’t make the ABC news we’ll know its a left wing conspiracy.

  17. JAWS permalink
    June 22, 2012 6:38 pm

    Maybe Emma will run with it……………?

    You and I seem to be the only members of her fan club

  18. el gordo permalink
    June 22, 2012 6:59 pm

    Yeah, Emma’s great, but she doesn’t write the script.

  19. TB Queensland permalink
    June 22, 2012 7:07 pm

    egg, very insightful … nothing (and I mean NOTHING) on TV is spontaneous these days …

    Too many dickheads to know what is acceptable and what is not …

    Ask Sandilands … 😉

  20. el gordo permalink
    June 22, 2012 7:23 pm

    Paul Keating’s few words on the Gillard government has a sound ring, they ”just don’t have a convincing and persuasive narrative”.

  21. el gordo permalink
    June 22, 2012 7:53 pm

    Imagine if this story doesn’t surface on the msm and is left to simmer on the blogosphere, the ramifications are unpredictable …remember the Arab Spring.

  22. JAWS permalink
    June 22, 2012 9:04 pm

    “Imagine if this story doesn’t surface on the msm and is left to simmer on the blogosphere, the ramifications are unpredictable …remember the Arab Spring.”

    So ya reckon we’ll vote for the Muslim Brotherhood & ban alcohol and bikinis ?

    LOL

  23. June 22, 2012 9:24 pm

    You’re not looking yourself Jaws.

    Just sayin’…..

  24. el gordo permalink
    June 22, 2012 9:29 pm

    Different cultures with the same technology, whether in the Middle East, China PNG or Oz, a Third or First world country, the communications revolution is a boon to democracy.

    The Brotherhood won fair and square, not to my taste, but it should be honoured.

  25. JAWS permalink
    June 22, 2012 9:58 pm

    Yeah

    What’s with the mouth thing ?

  26. JAWS permalink
    June 22, 2012 10:00 pm

    The Brotherhood means Beef Bacon & Eggs for breakfast.

    Reb would be familiar with that from Malaysia

    LOL

  27. JAWS permalink
    June 22, 2012 10:02 pm

    So as a matter of interest is anyone going to wait up until 12:45am Sunday morning to watch Black Caviar ?

  28. el gordo permalink
    June 22, 2012 10:15 pm

    Yep…might stay up for that.

  29. James of North Melbourne permalink
    June 22, 2012 11:25 pm

    Unstrayan not to…..

  30. June 23, 2012 12:39 am

    🙄

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