PETER GORDON: 'When did you first hear of an interest in acquiring a property for Wilson to live in?'
JULIA GILLARD: '. . . every union has what it refers to as a re-election fund, slush fund, whatever . . .'
Slater & Gordon transcript of a meeting between Peter Gordon, Geoff Shaw and Julia Gillard, at the time respectively senior partner, general manager and partner at the firm,
on September 11, 1995
PG: This is a discussion between Peter Gordon, Geoff Shaw and Julia Gillard on the?
PG: 11th of September 1995. Julia, you first joined Slater & Gordon when?
JG: I think it was the 12th of October 1987; it was certainly October 1987.
PG: And at that time Slater & Gordon was not acting for the Australian Workers' Union?
(Two pages redacted)
PG: You became involved in a personal relationship with Bruce?
JG: Yes, I did.
PG: Was it about then or
JG: It was late 1981 (sic), 1991.
PG: Right. And, when Bruce came to Victoria, did he come alone or were there other Western Australian people who came with him?
JG: No, he came alone. Yes, at that stage I think he came alone. He was subsequently joined by an organiser from Western Australia called, his proper name (was) Vassilis Telikostoglou. He is known as either Bill Telikostoglou or simply Bill the Greek.
PG: Right. There is another fellow called Ralph Blewitt. Has ...
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From the ABC
"The Federal Government wants to introduce sweeping
reforms to modernise Freedom of Information (FOI) laws, in a bid to
pro-actively disclose more information to the public.
Special Minister of State John Faulkner today released exposure
drafts of two bills designed to make obtaining information easier.
He says the draft bills are the most significant overhauls to the
FOI Act since its inception in 1982 and will enhance accountability and
transparency in government.
The proposed bills would establish a new independent office of the
information commissioner and two new statutory positions to help with
Under the reforms, access to archive documents would also be brought forward and FOI application fees would be abolished"
Law and business, not really the same thing are they? We at utas.ws
reckon the further apart the legal system (ie Law) and business (ie
Money) the better.
The rest is from www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08/31/2351102.htm.
"The Tasmanian University Law Society's President, Kate Rayment, says
there has been very little consultation and hundreds of past and
present students have voiced their opposition.
She says the University Council is voting on the proposal in Launceston this Friday.
"We really think that University Council cannot possibly put the
decision to a vote, particularly at this time, given there's been so
much outrage, given that there's been so much opposition," said Ms
"We think that the University Council members are going to see that this issue requires further discussion.""