Gillard gave 'false representation' to commission: Abbott
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Live blog: Opposition ramps up attacks on Gillard
- Julia Gillard helped establish the Australian Workers' Union (AWU) Workplace Reform Association while working as a lawyer for Slater & Gordon in the early 1990s.
- The PM says she believed the fund would be used for legitimate purposes, but it was later used as a union slush fund by her then-boyfriend, AWU official Bruce Wilson.
- Newly released transcripts from Slater & Gordon show Ms Gillard wrote to the West Australian Corporate Affairs Commission to argue for the association's incorporation in WA, rejecting concerns it was "ineligible" because it might be a trade union.
- Asked in Parliament on Monday whether she had written to the WA Commissioner for Corporate Affairs to vouch for the association's legitimacy, Ms Gillard replied: "The claim has been made but no correspondence has ever been produced."