CBD Melbourne: Political giants head to the footy

  • The former Victorian premier turned Hawthorn president was everywhere we turned, talking at one point to Morrison then to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Seven billionaire Kerry Stokes .
  • Seven West Media, the AFL’s broadcast partner, also brought along chief executive Ryan Stokes , commercial director Bruce McWilliam and Melbourne managing director Lewis Martin , who all appeared to be enjoying lunch just hours before the game proved to be the least watched grand final in almost a decade.
  • Also spotted: Australian Community Media chairman Antony Catalano , Telstra boss Andy Penn , former competition watchdog chairman Graeme Samuel , Moelis Australia chief executive Andrew Pridham (chairman of the Swans), Melbourne businessman Paul Little , Foxtel chief executive Patrick Delany , News Corp Australia’s Victorian boss Peter Blunden , Virgin Australia chief Paul Scurrah and the film-making scion of the wealthy Darling family, Ian Darling .

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