Gillard Accuses The Australian Of Smears: “I Have Done Nothing Wrong”

The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, today accused The Australian newspaper of smears in its reporting of her involvment with the AWU during her time as a solicitor at Slater and Gordon in the 1990s.

Julia Gillard



Speaking in Brisbane, Gillard was asked about The Australian’s report today that an Australian Workers Union staffer, Wayne Hem, paid $5000 into a bank account at the behest of Bruce Wilson. The report claims Wilson said the money was for “Julia”. Gillard did not respond to the allegation directly, but reiterated: “I have done nothing wrong.”

Gillard claimed the allegations about her involvement with Wilson and the AWU have been around for 20 years and have been dealt with. Since her press conference on August 23, Gillard has refused to respond to ongoing newspaper reports about her time at Slater and Gordon.

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  1. If only 10% of the “Gillard slush” story was true it would be enough for any leader to step aside until an enquiry decides whether there is a case to answer. The childish “I didn’t do anything wrong”, doesn’t wash with the public either. It’s no good blaming the Opposition for the smear. As I say, if 10% of the poo thrown did stick, that’s enough and Gillard has more than 10% sticking of her. Bye bye Gillard.