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Samantha is the The Age's CBD columnist. She recently covered Victorian and NSW politics and business for News Corp, and previously worked for the Australian Financial Review.

Bridget McKenzie’s squeeze pens book about the PM
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Bridget McKenzie’s squeeze pens book about the PM

CBD hears Senator Bridget McKenzie is not the only politician reporter Simon Benson has been spending time with.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook

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What 2021 has in the stars for Australia’s rich and powerful

What 2021 has in the stars for Australia’s rich and powerful

Will Scott Morrison secure the mother lode of vaccines needed to reopen international borders? Will Anthony Albanese still be in place to contest the next federal election? CBD’s conduit to the real stars, Hedy Damari, answers the year’s big questions.

  • by Stephen Brook and Samantha Hutchinson
Has COVID-19 killed the corporate lunch? Actually, no
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Has COVID-19 killed the corporate lunch? Actually, no

COVID-19 concerns and a raft of complex, changing social distancing restrictions have presented hospitality groups and restaurants with steep challenges.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson
Unmasked: McKenzie's shopping trip to remember with new partner
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Unmasked: McKenzie's shopping trip to remember with new partner

Nationals senator Bridget McKenzie sent the Twittersphere into overdrive on Tuesday after she was photographed in a regional Victorian hardware store alongside an unidentified male.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
Goodbye 2020 and Good Riddance
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Goodbye 2020 and Good Riddance

So long, farewell ... to 2020.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
Grant's new water gig a long time in the pipeline

Grant's new water gig a long time in the pipeline

Was Troy Grant's recent resignation from the NSW Nationals driven by solid forward planning?

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
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Australian Open set to confirm February 8 start, ticket sales, crowd sizes
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Australian Open set to confirm February 8 start, ticket sales, crowd sizes

Tennis Australia is set to confirm the February 8 start date of the Australian Open and announce details of crowd sizes and ticket sales to the tennis event.

  • by Stephen Brook and Samantha Hutchinson
Trolley dolly life for Albanese with gift from Qantas
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Trolley dolly life for Albanese with gift from Qantas

Some of our political leaders have readily accepted a piece of aviation history.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
Governor Beazley quietly starts a progressive party
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Governor Beazley quietly starts a progressive party

The Governor toasted the end of the year with friends and associates with a spot of yoga and sunset drinks at Government House.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
Albanese adds a racy story to his armour
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Albanese adds a racy story to his armour

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has added News Corp Australia exec Siobhan McKenna’s rather racy debut to his summer reading list.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
Rio chairman flies in for large serve of humble pie
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Rio chairman flies in for large serve of humble pie

If there’s any confusion as to how low Rio Tinto has sunk in the government’s estimation, Simon Thompson's political schedule is telling.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook