Highlights from Bob Kernohan’s Stat. Dec.


It’s a doozy.

Some highlights/allegations:

  • Unauthorised bank accounts in Bruce Wilson’s name set up by his partner Julia Gillard, then working for Slater & Gordon. Accounts controlled by Wilson NOT the AWU as had should have been.
  • Evidence of hundreds of thousands of AWU member’s dollars “was used by Wilson for his own purposes”.
  • Funds possibly improperly used on two houses: one owned by Wilson; the other owned by his then-girlfriend, Julia Gillard
  • “I believe other AWU officials were determined to cover up the affair and not pursue the vast sums of money that had been defrauded.”
  • Thousands allegedly illegally paid by Wilson from the unauthorised account(s) to pay for renovations on Gillard’s property
  • Deals containing various measures to keep the fraud quiet. Some of those involved now MPs
  • Safe seat offered if Kernohan kept his mouth shut (Kernohan declined)
  • Possibly over one million dollars of AWU members’ money has never been recovered

Thanks to reader Sean for the original link

UPDATE

Tim Blair with more on unions behaving badly.

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    • Merilyn
    • August 31st, 2011

    ….and Julia keeps saying her answers are on the public record, only problem is no one seems to be able to find them.

    http://www.2ue.com.au/blogs/2ue-blog/qas-between-smith-and-the-pm/20110831-1jl3g.html

    • But, but, but… it’s there!

      Where?

      There!

      Where??

      *crickets chirping*

        • Merilyn
        • September 3rd, 2011

        ….and now Smith has been told to “move on”, and not interview Bob Kernohan, hmmmm, someone doesn’t want to answer questions. If Julia has nothing to hide, why not just answer the questions and have done with it.

        This way it just raises more questions.

    • David
    • September 3rd, 2011

    here the stat dec..

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26761740/Robert%20Kernohan%20Stat%20Dec.pdf

    • It’s linked to (“It’s a doozy”) in the post but it can’t hurt to have a more obvious link, cheers.

    • Mavis
    • September 3rd, 2011

    Now, it seems Glenn Milne has been sacked from ABC’s Insiders !!!

      • Carpe Jugulum
      • September 3rd, 2011

      But wait theres more, the juliar government makes an appointment to block an individual testifying before the Senate Estimates Committee.

      http://catallaxyfiles.com/2011/09/03/more-jobs-for-mates/

      This has gone beyond farce and is now corruption.

        • Merilyn
        • September 4th, 2011

        Agree. The Stench is now rising to huge proportions. The lass who blew the whistle is not well.

        http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/quoteurlhttp_wwwtheagecomau_national_union_boss_in_thomson_probe_has_breakd/

    • Merilyn
    • September 4th, 2011

    Hmmm they can’t quite shut Mr Smith up.

    http://www.2ue.com.au/blogs/2ue-blog/smithy-with-more-thomson-claims/20110902-1jpf5.html

    • Owen Carlton
    • September 4th, 2011

    If the allegations referred to in the Stat Dec are in fact untrue, as she has stated, it surprises me that she has not attempted to sue Kernohan for Defamation, etc, she having been a Lawyer and living in a world everyone sueing everyone else for the smallest of things these days.

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