Big news: Hillary Clinton has a friend in Australia — and not just that, the friend is in Adelaide. It’s the big mystery of the South Australian capital today, with the Australian Financial Review publishing thebig news that Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has an unnamed close friend in the City of Churches.

“The friendship is further reason to believe that [Clinton’s] already strong diplomatic relations with Australia and its political class would persist if she becomes commander-in-chief,” the AFR reported.

The friend, whose identity wasn’t revealed by the AFR for “security reasons”, is believed to have known Clinton since their university days, and the “mystery woman” is thought to be in working in Adelaide’s university sector. One tipster wondered if it could be Jana Matthews, a prominent entrepreneur and professor at the University of South Australia, but she told us this morning that she was not the friend mentioned in the article. If you know who it is, drop us a line, we would love to thank her for her contribution to our diplomatic ties to the US.

Peter Fray

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