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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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