Sunday, September 20, 2009
Julia Gillard. Marxist Traitor.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 06:29am
The issue isn’t just whether there’s a Red under the bed, but a liar as well.
Labor’s deputy leader Julia Gillard has claimed she was just a part-time “typist” in her “university days” to a mere “debating society” called the “Socialist Forum”, and has really been a “fiscal conservative” all along.
In fact, she was on the management committee of this far-Left group, which was formed by former communists to help them join Labor, and she stayed there even when she was well into her law career.
But how desperately she tries to deny the truth. Yesterday she was asked this on Adelaide radio:
Interviewer: So when did you cease being a member of the Socialist Forum?
Gillard: Well, many a long year ago, and obviously my most active involvement was when I was a university student more than 20 years ago.
The Herald Sun’s Gerard McManus runs this past the fact-checker:
The parliamentary register of interests states Ms Gillard remained a member of Socialist Forum from 1998-2002, after which the group merged with the Fabian Society.
The Herald Sun has also seen a 1994 promotional flyer presenting her as a guest speaker at a Forum event. It describes her as a “member of the Socialist Forum Management Committee”.
Other documents show she authored numerous Socialist Forum papers and organised events, summer schools and conferences on topics such as “Being a Socialist Teacher”.