New allegations Julia Gillard was involved in the creation of
an Australian Workers' Union body later used as a "slush
fund" have emerged.
The Australian reports new documents, released by Slater
& Gordon's former equity partner Nick Styant-Browne,
allegedly show Ms Gillard fought for the incorporation of the
Australian Workers' Union Workplace Reform Association.
The documents are a transcript of interview from September
1995 between former Slater & Gordon senior partner Peter
Gordon and Ms Gillard, who was at the time employed by the
In the record of interview Ms Gillard reportedly told her
employers the AWU association was a "slush fund" to be used
for the re-election of union officials.
The fund ultimately became the vehicle through which union
fraud was committed, with $100,000 from it used to buy a
Melbourne home which Ms Gillard's former boyfriend, union
official Bruce Wilson, lived in.
Ms Gillard has denied any knowledge of the fraud.
A spokesman for Ms Gillard told The Australian the prime
minister had "no recollection of receiving or sending the
claimed correspondence in this matter".