Glenn Milne has an op-ed in The Australian talking about Julia Gillard’s involvement
in a fraud with a fraudster many years ago. I think it was very clear from the article that she herself had also been a victim of the conman. Yet it seems the Australian has backed away from the story.
It’s very hard to get excited about this story that has been appearing in dribs and drabs over the past few days. Everyone has been at pains to say she didn’t know about the fraud and was only involved to the extent that she acted under instructions in her capacity as a lawyer.
Update: The Australian has issued an apology.
THE AUSTRALIAN published today an opinion piece by Glenn Milne which includes assertions about the conduct of the Prime Minister.
The Australian acknowledges these assertions are untrue. The Australian also acknowledges no attempt was made by anyone employed by, or associated with, The Australian to contact the Prime Minister in relation to this matter.
The Australian unreservedly apologises to the Prime Minister and to its readers for the publication of these claims
Not a good look.
Update II: CL emails a better form of words so I’ve modified the post to better reflect what happened.