Remember Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s trip into the wilds of suburban Canberra on Tuesday, where he signally failed to announce a double dissolution election? Interesting place he chose for his media conference: the building site of an apartment development in Belconnen by the company Geocon, owned by Young Rich Lister Nick Georgalis. What do Canberra consumers think of Geocon? Turns out, you can check at the site, where there are several reviews of Geocon over several years. And none of them are complimentary. Indeed, a number of serious allegations are levelled there, which of course may or may not be true. But we wonder if Turnbull’s office bothered to Google Geocon first …

Peter Fray

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