The ALP are getting desperate as they try and deflect peoples attention away from the AWU saga. Julie Bishop gets a mention as one of the Lawyers working for CSR in the asbestos claims and the ALP accuse her of trying to delay the cases.
Ms Bishop says she was simply doing her job as a lawyer – taking legal advice and acting on it.
…..she was advised on the cases by two of the nation’s most senior barristers, Robert French QC, now the Chief Justice of the High Court, and David Malcolm QC, who is a former chief justice of the West Australian Supreme Court.
The ALP’s raising questions on Julie Bishop finally give the ABC and in to discuss the performance of ex-lawyer politicians. For some reason they couldn’t bring themselves to discuss the matter until a conservative politician was called into question.
Problem is, there is no evidence or even a believable suggestion of malpractice on Bishop’s part. Not quiet the case with Gillard. Abbott is quiet happy for the ALP to question Julie Bishop’s actions as a lawyer and even encourages it. While the ALP raise Bishop in their defence of Gillard’s behaviour at Slater & Gordon then why wouldn’t he. It gives the Coalition open season on pursuing Gillard for some answers to a litany of allegations that seriously reflect on her ethics and values.
The problem for the ALP will not go away until Gillard fronts up and actually answers questions.
Doug Cameron wants everyone to stop being personal – good advice Doug but you need to get that message through to your boss. The baseless ‘Misogyny’ speech gives the Coalition open licence to attack Gillard on her questionable legal career when she was shacked up with AWU thief Bruce Wilson .
And talking about that, it would appear that files are disappearing all over the country . Whatever the truth of the matter, it smacks of clean-up gangs going from state to state searching for incriminating evidence and ‘losing’ it.
The debate continues…..