The Australian breaks rank
In what has been the shame of the Australian media, particularly the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Lachlan Murdochs national daily, The Australian has, under months of extreme pressure from independent internet news services, finally published details of the Gillard/Wilson union funds heist.
Gillards promise of punitive punishment for releasing the well-researched story has taken a few high profile scalps, namely News Ltd CEO, John Hartigan and Fairfax radio shock jockey Michael Smith.
Cairns News is yet unaware of any worthwhile mainstream reporting other than The Australian and Alan Jones, about Gillards former partner, Bruce Wilson in the early 90s scamming funds from building companies for protection from industrial strife, which were siphoned into an account allegedly set up by Gillard and controlled by Wilson.
The Gillard/ Wilson union rip-off, originally brought to light by two well known bloggers finally appeared in The Australian on August 3 and 4.
Former News Ltd cartoonist Larry Pickering, well connected to the ALP/Union apparatus, has led the charge on his blogsite with inside information of bashings, death threats, huge financial swindles and a cowering media.
Union thuggery and cover-ups, according to Pickering goes right to the top of the Federal ALP Cabinet and threatens to engulf the entire government.
Particularly when Wilsons ex-partner-in-crime, former unionist Ralph Blewitt, returned from self-imposed exile in Asia, has offered to testify to the Federal Police against Wilson and others.
Former AWU secretary Bill Shorten, once touted as a future Prime Minister, has another storm of controversy on his doorstep which will finish his Parliamentary career.
Shorten has been quite successful in gagging the Wilson/Gillard scam and HSU whistleblower Kathy Jacksons allegations of misappropriation by MHR Craig Thomson, but he will be unable to keep the lid on an alleged $20million theft of AWU funds by former national ALP President Michael Williamson.
More disturbing is Opposition Leader Tony Abbots lack of interest in the Gillard/ AWU/Shorten swindle.
The question remains – will the next Liberal Government initiate a Royal Commission into the undeniable criminal conduct of all the players?#