Wong’s push to bolster female ranks. Given most companies require their board appointees to have previous board experience, bolstering the number of women in such roles is a difficult ask with female board representation already so low.

But it’s a challenge that Senator Penny Wong believes the federal government can help with: by working to increase the number of women appointed to government boards, Wong believes government can offer the necessary experience for women to take up similar positions in the corporate world. — Angela Priestley (click here to read more)

Premier’s prizes lack power attendees. The art world celebrated its best and brightest last night, as Ted Baillieu and Anna Bligh doled out the prizes at their respective Premier’s Literary Awards.

But if you were thinking the Melbourne gong fest would be the night of cultural nights, well think again. There was a distinct lack of power in the room last night, according to The Power Index‘s spies at least. — Tom Cowie (click here to read more)

Warren Anderson fights bankruptcy ruling. Western Australian property developer Warren Anderson has gained a reprieve until November 15 in his proceedings to overturn his recent bankruptcy.

Anderson was represented at yesterday’s Federal Court Perth hearing by lawyer Neil Gentilli, who said he had been hampered in getting instructions from his Sydney client given Anderson’s fax machine wasn’t working, so legal documents were being sent by post. — Jonathan Chancellor of Property Observer (click here to read more)

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