A Christmas elf from the Governance department sent us this email
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005
Hi. It was interesting reading your blog, it looks great and well written.It was funny that NG was unable to attend the last Council meeting for the year (as she was overseas, did you notice this in the minutes?)
At the Christmas BBQ on Thursday for CMT and support staff I must say that Pitchford was looking very ragged. Not happy and looking very stressed.
With Allison Lyon leaving and having to find a replacement, the ANZ bank threaterning to leave Melbourne and the Travel register having to be published adds to the pressure along with concern about his job in the future. It all seams to have dampened his Christmas sprits.
All the best for the season break
The chiristmas elf
In the meantime we are celebrating a small victory for the forces of common sense and open and transparent government - Seven years in the coming... We expect the administration will come up with some way of getting out of publishing it ... dampening our Christmas joy!!