Heat on Gillard over AWU

Last updated 12:23 30/11/2012
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Reuters
ABUSE INQUIRY ANNOUNCED: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Relevant offers

World

May Day protests turn violent in Seattle Sydney cafe siege gunman Man Haron Monis was psychopathic, inquest hears Ringling circus elephants take their final bows Second refugee sets themselves on fire on Nauru Dead fish desecrate Zahra Baker memorial Captain Cook's Endeavour, on which he explored New Zealand, found off USA Boy, 16, wanted to 'terrorise' Australians on Anzac Day, court told Firefighters, police coax hungry bear from Colorado apartment Former Waikato DHB psychiatrist up on sex charges Troubled boy ended up a killer, police say

Australia's Deputy Opposition leader Julie Bishop says Prime Minister Julia Gillard still needs to "prove her innocence" over her alleged involvement in the establishment of a legal entity set up by two union officials 20 years ago.

Bishop spent the final week of the parliamentary year quizzing Gillard over the advice she gave former Australian Workers' Union figures Ralph Blewitt and Bruce Wilson, who set up the AWU Workplace Reform Association in 1992.

Gillard has denied any wrongdoing and has challenged the opposition to come up with evidence she acted illegally or inappropriately.

On Macquarie Radio on Friday, Bishop repeated opposition calls for a judicial inquiry, saying Gillard needed to "prove her innocence".

"Presumably part of the deal to leave Slater & Gordon was to hand over her practising certificate and never practise law again," Bishop said.

Gillard voluntarily left Slater & Gordon after questions arose over setting up the association.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content