Sometimes our pollies – or former pollies – don’t get it all their way, no matter how well off they are. The Courier-Mail reports today on the historic Queensland property Nindooinbah House, near Beaudesert, south-west of Brisbane, that sold to businessman Euan Murdoch for $8.55 million over the weekend.

What might be of more interest to Crikey readers is the under bidder. You’ll have to read the story to find out who he is, but here’s a hint. He’s a Queenslander – a well off Queenslander, it seems fair to assume – whose business activities were the subject of considerable interest, given one particular portfolio he held.