The following dinner engagament of
national importance appeared in today’s Vice-Regal notes and on the
Governor-General’s website:

In the evening at
Government House Canberra, their Excellencies the Governor-General Major
General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC and Mrs Marlena Jeffery hosted to dinner
the Leader of the Opposition and members of the Shadow Ministry: the Honourable
Kim Beazley, MP; Mr Anthony Albanese, MP; the Honourable Arch Bevis, MP and Mrs
Cathy Bevis; Senator Mark Bishop; Mr Tony Burke, MP and Mrs Cathy Burke; Senator
Kim Carr; the Honourable Simon Crean, MP; the Honourable Graham Edwards, MP
and Mrs Noelene Edwards; Mr Laurie Ferguson, MP; Mr Joel Fitzgibbon, MP; Ms
Jennie George, MP and Mr Dennis Lennen; Ms Julia Gillard, MP; Mr
Alan Griffin, MP; Senator Annette Hurley and Mr Boguslaw Korbel; Senator
Joseph Ludwig; Senator Kate Lundy; Ms Jenny Macklin, MP; Mr Robert McClelland,
MP and Mrs Michelle McClelland; Mr John Murphy, MP and Mrs Adriana Murphy;
Senator Kerry O’Brien; Mr Gavan O’Connor, MP and Ms Antoinette Sikita; Ms Tanya
Plibersek, MP; Mr Bernie Ripoll, MP and Mrs Margy Ripoll; Mr Kevin Rudd, MP;
Senator the Honourable Nick Sherry and Mrs Sally Sherry; Mr Stephen Smith,
MP; the Honourable Warren Snowdon, MP; Senator Ursula Stephens and Mr Robert
Stephens; Mr Lindsay Tanner, MP; and Mr Kelvin Thomson, MP.

Sounds like a very jolly event. But we wonder, what was on the
menu? Particularly given Big Kim’s recent campaign to lose weight. And what
might have been discussed between the Major General and The Bomber and his
troops? Suggestions, please, to our Vice-Regal correspondent [email protected]

Peter Fray

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