AWU slush fund: Julie Bishop

AWU slush fund: Julie Bishop

I have never telephoned Ralph Blewett and he has never telephoned me.

I have had one confirmed conversation with Ralph Blewett when I met him briefly in Melbourne last Friday.

Earlier last week Michael Smith called me while I was driving in Perth and said he was at dinner with someone who wanted to speak to me.

That person did not identify themselves and said he was pleased that the AWU fraud was being raised in Parliament.

I said that would continue to be the case and my mobile phone dropped out at that point.

Michael Smith did not call back and I do not know to whom I spoke.

In contrast to my brief meeting with Mr Blewett, the Prime Minister counted Ralph Blewett among her best friends during the time when a massive fraud was being perpetrated against the AWU.

The Prime Minister should also answer the question as to whether there has been any contact from any member of her government with Bruce Wilson.

I encourage all unionists with knowledge about corruption to contact the police and I am also happy to take their calls.


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