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Slush fund story haunting the PM

Posted by: 2UE | 23 November, 2012 - 9:20 AM
Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Prime Minister Julia Gillard maintains it was not until 1995 that she found out about a mortgage on a property partly bought with a union slush fund. Jason Morrison on the story that continues to trouble the PM.

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Prime Minister Julia Gillard has again denied any wrongdoing, despite new questions about her time as a lawyer in the 1990s, as Matt McDonald outlines.


Opposition Leader Tony Abbott claims there are holes in the explanation provided by Julia Gillard over her time as a lawyer in the 1990s.

It comes as a former colleague of Ms Gillard claims she knew about a mortgage on a home partly bought using union funds by former boyfriend Bruce Wilson two years before she says she found out.

Mr Abbott says it's time the Prime Minister makes a full explanation to Parliament.


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Blog comments Your Say

  • If Gillard wants the voter
    to believe she is telling the
    truth - simple Julia, all you
    have to do is answer questions put to you in Parliament about this disgusting saga and
    put an end to the damage you
    are causing.If you continue not to answer, then we will know you are not telling the
    truth. Over to you Julia -
    it's your reputation.

    Belle of Tweed Monday 26 November, 2012 - 12:46 AM
  • Your station does nothing to further debate on important issues in this country quite the contrary, opinion and fear over fact. Where has all the comment on global warming disappeared? that was one of your favourites. The continual barrage of the worst government in our history is not supported by the facts and those who have no dog in that fight and know what they are talking about. It does show what little you think of your listeners not to present both sides of any discussion.

    Mark Good Saturday 24 November, 2012 - 11:02 AM
  • Gillard's so-called "best recollection" of her involvement in the AWU, home loans affair, should of course be substantiated, verified in her then solicitors' diary. Especially given Gillard's very close involvement in this most serious matter, which resulted in her abrupt forced resignation from law firm Slater & Gordon. Has her solicitors' diary disappeared too?

    Ronny Friday 23 November, 2012 - 11:34 PM
  • Very tight lipped "young & naive" red faced Juliar Gillard still claims her innocence??? Her closely mentored friend, the incredible Craig Thomson still somehow claims innocence too and with his prime minister friend Juliar Gillard having "complete confidence" in Craig!!! It is way way way over time that these pair of question avoiders-haters came clean and PLAUSIBLY answered the very basic simple questions, that are obligatory required of them in their current trusted parliamentary positions, otherwise the electorate could very well presume their guilt? Then of course making their crucial jobs entirely untenable! I agree that a Royal Commission is most certainly required and they both should be forced to resign, unless all the questions are answered satisfactorily??

    Hubert J. Friday 23 November, 2012 - 10:00 PM
  • @Hi Douglas exactly who are your "vile" media that you stupidly claim with "This vindictive campaign by the media"...Just the plain obvious truth will always do...

    JULYAR Friday 23 November, 2012 - 6:57 PM
  • This deliberate campaign by the Federal Labor Government to lie, cheat and deceive the Australian People has been the most offensive and nauseating ever and those who put them into office should be eternally damned.

    Peter Friday 23 November, 2012 - 12:47 PM

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