Rich and famous and Turnbull. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife, Lucy, hosted Christmas drinks at Kirribilli on Tuesday night, with the who’s who of politics, business and media in attendance. All bearing gifts for a good cause, the attendees were faced with a News Corp photographer on the way in to the festivities. This resulted in both the outgoing editor-in-chief ofThe Australian Chris Mitchell and his replacement Paul “Boris” Whittaker being papped by someone on their own staff. While Mitchell and News Corp chief operating officer Peter Tonagh posed for the snapper with their partners, Boris and his wife, Kate, looked much less impressed with the camera in their faces.


Of course, News Corp head honchos weren’t the only ones in attendance. Prime Media chief John Hartigan was there, as well as SBS managing director Michael Ebeid, and Ryan Stokes and Kerry Stokes from Seven. Not featured in the Oz’s picture gallery is anyone from competitor Fairfax — but a tipster tells us this doesn’t mean that they weren’t invited. Fairfax CEO Greg Hywood was overseas, and chairman Nick Falloon was at the party but no photo of him made it to the gallery. ABC managing director Mark Scott was one of the first photos featured, pictured with his accomplished wife, Briony Scott, head of Wenona School.

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