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Holgate looking the big-spender for her spotlight moment

Holgate looking the big-spender for her spotlight moment

Christine Holgate made sure that she looked the part for her career defining - and potentially ending - appearance at Senate estimates on Thursday.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook

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Bad timing: Holgate's very expensive estimates watch
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Bad timing: Holgate's very expensive estimates watch

The gold watch watch from luxury Italian jeweller Bulgari can retail for as much as $48,300 locally.

  • by Stephen Brook and Samantha Hutchinson
Green thumbs and money trees at Australia Post
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Green thumbs and money trees at Australia Post

Not content with shelling out $2.5 million a year in pay and bonuses for chief executive Christine Holgate, the organisation’s extravagant ways now include pot plants.

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Kennedy in auction hot seat with Speaker's Chair
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Kennedy in auction hot seat with Speaker's Chair

Australian Parliament’s very first Speaker's Chair is available to buy as part of businessman Trevor Kennedy’s private collection which will be put for auction at the end of the month.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Tom Cowie
Ken Done headed for court over Bondi units
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Ken Done headed for court over Bondi units

There's a big planning spat cooking in Bondi. And just in time for summer, too.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson
Big names scale The Everest, minus a couple
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Big names scale The Everest, minus a couple

Premier Gladys Berejiklian was a notable absence at The Everest at Randwick on Saturday.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson
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Clarke jets out of Judith Neilson's JNI
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Clarke jets out of Judith Neilson's JNI

Prue Clarke, who helped establish the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas, has abruptly departed after only 18 months. Not exactly a long stint.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
'Digital first': Farewell to print for GQ
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'Digital first': Farewell to print for GQ

The forthcoming November/December issue will be the final print edition of GQ Australia after 22 years.

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Credlin tipped as contender for prime spot on Senate ticket
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Credlin tipped as contender for prime spot on Senate ticket

Those close to the Liberal Party believe Peta Credlin’s recent appearance in the press pack at Daniel Andrews’ media briefings was a sign of her ambitions.

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From Queen and country, kudos for campaign king
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From Queen and country, kudos for campaign king

An OBE for political service ain't bad for someone who got their professional start as a liquidator at Ferrier Hodgson.

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Kevin Rudd and the Murdoch connection
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Kevin Rudd and the Murdoch connection

If a Murdoch royal commission gets off the ground, the most scintillating witness about the co-dependency of politicians and the "Murdoch mafia" could be Kevin Rudd.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook