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I make no apologies for continually stressing this pivotal point. Julia Gillard chose to enter an intimate and ongoing relationship with Bruce Wilson, a married man with two young sons, reprehensible enough on a moral basis and hardly a good reflection on her employers, the equity partners of Slater & Gordon. But in the context of this whole fraud matter, her breaches of ethics and duty of care to her client, her employers and the wilful contravening of the Rules of Practice and her obligations under which she was granted her Practising Certificate, shows a person with serious character and/or psychological flaws.
These actions show she had no respect for either her profession, her fellow practitioners, her clients, her employers or the general public in regard to their expectations of the behaviour of someone in a supposedly honourable calling!
That she deliberately kept those matters secret from all those people for so many years show she had no scruples at all, either morally or professionally.
That in the face of all the evidence to the contrary, and not a shred of evidence she can put forward in her defence, to still maintain she acted ethically and did nothing wrong, suggests she is either completely delusional with severe psychological problems or just a born liar who has never known the meaning of truth.
The real tragedy for her and Australia is that so many people who should have known better, have not only encouraged her delusions but actually praised her for continuing to expound them, and the bullying, remorseless manner she uses to do so. This site shows that many have not assisted in this and are appalled at the fall in standards in so many areas.
Are those in the truly pathetic largely sycophantic Canberra Press Gallery, ABC, Mainstream Media, all journalistic pursuits, Academia, Legal endeavours, Unions, Law Schools, Universities, Professional Associations etc., etc. so ideologically bound that they have become deliberately blind to the endemic and obvious corruption rife within Australia today?
This is far beyond politics, and we as a people face one of the most critical decisions this nation has ever faced as to the kind of future we want our children and grandchildren to inherit. Do we, like Julia Gillard did, choose the dark side which made subsequent breaches easy for her, or do we say enough is enough. It stops here and now and we start the long road back to truth and integrity!