Woolworths and the Federal ALP have a very strong understanding, some say a written agreement, that should an ALP government be elected this year, Woolies soon thereafter will have pharmacies open up inside its stores – something it’s been wanting to do for a long, long time.

Who paid for Macquarie Vice-Chancellor Steven Schwarz’s lavish 60th birthday cocktail party held in the Administration Building at Macquarie University in November (including an outside event team hired for the occasion)? Will his office say it was a university PR event?

John Fletcher was embarrassed on Thursday at an internal briefing session at Coles on the latest changes. One staff member asked him how he was going to lift morale after managers who had won prestigious internal awards for excellent performance were being demoted while some known poor performers who had been the subject of complaints for poor performance and bullying were being promoted. Poor John was just lost for words.

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