What are the most powerful positions in Canberra?
I’d argue that they are: Chief Minister, Minister for Territories, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
And the Editor of the Canberra Times.
Which is a problem as the position has been turning over so fast of late that it’s hard to keep track. On the plus side it’s become a stepping stone to great things in the Fairfax empire. The downside is a loss of insitutional memory.
In Crikey Margaret Simons is throwing around some names.
Michael Millett, the SMH’s deputy editor appears to definitely be throwing his hat into the ring. Sunday Age editor Gay Alcorn sounds genuinely disinterested. Current CT deputy editor Bruce Jones also gets mentioned in dispatches.