… ☞☞☞ … “Without a full and proper investigation by the proper regulatory authority, the public will never know whether Julia Gillard is guilty of any professional misconduct,” Mr Johnson said.
“Whether these allegations are true, as many assert, or are the defamatory works of “misogynous nut-jobs” as Ms Gillard elegantly asserts, the truth needs to be investigated.” … ☞☞☞ …
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Monday 27 August 2012 6:00 am – General Media Release
Victorian Legal Regulator set to Investigate Lawyer Misconduct Allegations about Prime Minister Julia Gillard
A leading authority on Constitutional Law and History, Civil Political and Human Rights, and Legal Ethics, whistleblower, journalist and lawyer James Johnson has filed a formal complaint with the Victorian legal regulator, the Legal Services Commissioner, to trigger an investigation of media allegations of professional misconduct by Australian Prime Minister, lawyer, Julia Gillard.
“I am greatly disturbed about the widespread media reports containing allegations of unprofessional conduct / professional misconduct by the current Prime Minister of Australia Julia Eileen Gillard during the course of her employment in the 1990s as a senior solicitor – possibly even a salaried partner – with ASX Listed corporation and law firm Slater and Gordon.” Mr Johnson said.
These include allegations that hundreds of thousands of dollars of Australian Workers Union monies were misappropriated, and claims that some of these funds were used to purchase a house in which Ms Gillard and her then boyfriend, AWU official Bill Wilson, resided. There are allegations that incorrect statements were made to Western Australian union and other government officials. And it appears that Ms Gillard has confessed to not complying with even the most basic professional requirements of opening a file, making proper receipts and records of monies received and disbursed, and even of failing to issue invoices for legal work performed in connection with the scheme.
“Without a full and proper investigation by the proper regulatory authority, the public will never know whether Julia Gillard is guilty of any professional misconduct,” Mr Johnson said.
“Whether these allegations are true, as many assert, or are the defamatory works of “misogynous nut-jobs” as Ms Gillard elegantly asserts, the truth needs to be investigated and reported.”
It is no secret that Ms Gillard’s political party, the Australian Labour Party is almost certain to face its worst ever electoral defeat if Ms Gillard continues to lead the party at the next Federal election (which must happen no later than August 2013). Since she came to power in a questionable ‘coup’ by replacing first term Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in June 2010, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, and now this weekend, the Northern Territory ALP governments have all been swept aside in landslide elections of conservative, Liberal National Party Coalition Governments.
“There is every likelihood that Ms Gillard’s political career will be over very soon, if not next week, or next month, certainly by or before the next Federal election” Mr Johnson said. “ As they say, a week is a long time in politics. There is every likelihood that by this time next month, or next year, Ms Gillard would want to return to legal practice, presumably in Victoria again (where she may well, for all I know, continue to hold a Victorian issued Legal Practising Certificate). So it is in the public interest that her fitness to practice as a lawyer is fully investigated as soon as possible.”
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