Last week, Monday Magazine's Andrew MacLeod reported "Premier Gordon Campbell's conversation on health is starting September with four sessions for health ministry staff. According to a notice distributed to ministry employees in Victoria, they are invited to 'meet the conversation on health team' and share their suggestions and ideas." The article notes, that "so far...it has been unclear what shape that conversation will take." But one of the sculptors will be retired senior government flack Betty Nicholson, Public Eye has learned. She's been awarded a communication contract as part of that conversation. Ms. Nicholson, a 29-year civil service veteran, left the bureaucracy back in August 2004.
August 28, 2006