In a statement he prepared for the Royal Commission into trade union governance and corruption, Mr Wilson has alleged that he was offered $200,000 and other inducements if he fabricated a statement about who used stolen funds to pay for renovations to former prime minister Julia Gillard’s then home in an inner city Melbourne suburb.
These explosive revelations were (in part) read aloud on ABC radio this morning as the Royal Commission recommenced hearings in Sydney.
In Mr Wilson’s statement, he alleges that he was approached numerous times by Mr Nowicki and a QC who was not named over the claims funds from a union slush fund were used to pay for Ms Gillard’s home improvements.
”There is money. We can look after you,” the QC said, according to the statement read out on the ABC.
”There are a number of benefactors who could support you.”