Albo appoints real estate agent to governor-general


And why not? The new head of state could not be better qualified.

Sam Mostyn currently holds:

  • Non Executive Director, Mirvac
  • Non Executive Director, Citibank Pty Ltd
  • President, Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)
  • Non Executive Director, Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd
  • Deputy Chair, Diversity Council of Australia

Now that’s real estate royalty, right there.

Governor generals are expected to resign from other roles but are not required to.

So you might see our Sam at a local auction before long, prodding up the bids.


Alas, for the Australian people, Ms Mostyn is unlikely to tackle Albo’s rental and homelessness catastrophe.

She is, after all, equally interested in diversity, so the 1.6bn Indians on their way to evict every young Australian onto the streets will continue unmolested.

My feelings go out to the handsome John McGrath, who must be bitterly disappointed.

About the author
David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal. He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.