Misha Ketchell writes:

The drip, drip, drip of information about Fairfax chairman Ron
Walker’s recent share purchases continues today with a few more interesting
tidbits.

We now have a date for the Sussex Street lunch he enjoyed with
Communications Minister Helen Coonan. It was Friday 30 June – a little
earlier than we’d first been led to believe but still well within the
“window” that would make the dinner table discussion of interest in light
of Walker’s subsequent plunge on Fairfax shares.

We’ve also got a couple of extra names to add to the large list of
luminaries around the table – Andrew Peacock and David Gonski. When
you add these to Ron Walker, Westpac CEO David
Morgan, Network Ten executive chairman Nick Falloon and Fairfax CEO David Kirk, it sounds like quite a gathering.

As to what was on the menu and what was said – we don’t know any more other
than that the proposal to relax cross-media ownership restrictions was
discussed. If anyone who was there would like to
enlighten us more, email [email protected].

Peter Fray

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