Former chief justice feels republican


Peter Fitz Simons Australian Republican Movement, which consulting before announcing its Republican model project, is unlikely to capitalize too closely on France’s promontory discourse. “Mr. French is not a member of any Republican organization,” snorted the Chancellor’s spokeswoman.


A few wonderful months for Future Women, the coaching and professional development network set up by the former Australian women’s weekly editor-in-chief turned entrepreneur Helene mccabe.

As this column noted earlier, it’s a difficult task trying to create a network of professional women when a pandemic negates the possibility of, well, networking. And yet, McCabe continues to make a motza, thanks to the bureaucratic crowd.

Government tender documents reveal that FW, 50/50 owned by McCabe and Nine Entertainment Co – owner of this publication – has made $ 317,340 from government departments since August of last year. This includes $ 77,000 from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources at the end of June, $ 76,300 from the Department of Parliamentary Services earlier in the month and $ 49,500 from the same department in March for education and training services. IP Australia spent $ 32,000 on going in October and August, it was Home Affairs, the Department of Infrastructure and Citizens Social Services that signed up their staff for FW’s training and coaching courses.

Sunday, McCabe, a former political correspondent (once fired notably by Seven by fax. Chic, no?) Who held positions of editor in chief at the australian, The Sunday Telegraph and was Nine’s digital boss, said the pandemic prompted the company to cut back on live events in favor of online training and coaching – and it was a godsend. “It became clear to us that there were training and problem-solving opportunities for women on issues such as sustainability. [their careers], so we focused on these online training… it all started from there.

At the same time last year, FW had raised over $ 420,000 over a 10-month period with government clients including Home Affairs, the Prime Minister’s and Cabinet’s Department, the Treasury, and the Digital Transformation Agency. All in all, not a bad 24 months.


Former Managing Director of Australia Post Ahmed Fahour finally got the happy ending he was hoping for last week when he unloaded his Hawthorn mansion, Invergowrie, for $ 40.5 million after a three-year marathon in the market. No matter the wait, Fahour, who now runs Latitude Financial Group, has made a solid comeback on the sprawling Gothic estate and nearly doubled its purchase price by $ 22 million from 2013. Although it almost seems rude to point out that the asking price was once $ 44 million.

Transfer documents attached to home reveal co-founder of scientific research firm Trajan Group Angela Tomisich being the buyer with her husband – and managing director of Trajan – Stéphane. The couple are eager to use the property as a family home. Tomisich also said he hopes to preserve its “remarkable” history dating back to the 1800s, although he does not yet know “what it looks like”.

Ultimately, preserving its history and environment was an interest that Fahour also shared. CBD is reminiscent of the time in 2013 when neighbors noted that a standard letterbox on the corner of Isabella and Coppin Groves near Invergowrie was replaced with a refreshed heritage box.

When in a hurry, Australia Post confirmed there have been changes.

“The street letterbox at this location was rusty and needed to be replaced,” a Post spokeswoman said at the time. “We have several heritage street mailboxes in stock and we have made the decision to replace the box with a heritage mailbox, in keeping with the historic streetscape of the area. “

It just turned out that Fahour – then Australia’s highest paid civil servant – had recently moved to Invergowrie on Coppin Grove. A remarkable story indeed.


Changes are taking place in one of the busiest corners of Parliament. Media veteran John Mangoes, who was once the TV legend’s reading companion Graham Kennedy on her news show, says goodbye to the NSW Senator Andre Bragg. He takes on a new role as head of media for the new frontbencher NSW Nathalie Ward. Which, at 65, must make him Australia’s longest-serving active press secretary. Sky News reporter Charlotte mortlock will take its place.

Mangos has had their work cut out for them in Bragg’s office over the past 18 months, given the ambitious upstart Josh frydenberg-like the desire to become one of the most talked about Members of Parliament in the country. Good thing then that new starter Mortlock is known for his industrious work ethic. On the planet Bragg, this will come in handy.

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