Fair point. John Tabart was interviewed by John Faine this morning and
his new gig driving building works for the Royal Family out of Dubai
certainly sounds very exciting. However, Christopher Skase’s former
property boss was quite defensive when quizzed about the success of
Docklands claiming that his biggest regret was not inviting more
journalists down to have a look at what was going on. Sounds like a
case of shooting the messenger.

The Opposition’s Louise Asher attempted to land some blows on Tabart,
Victoria’s highest paid public servant, yesterday but it was only
mentioned fleetingly in this morning’s cursory newspaper coverage of
the resignation after 10 years driving the $10 billion development of
the Docklands precinct, which is bigger than Melbourne’s CBD.

Peter Fray

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