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National reps to visit Kirribilli House

International Cup 2011

It might not capture the world's imagination quite like being invited into the Oval Office at the United State's White House, but a visit to the Australian Prime Minister's Sydney residence, Kirribilli House, is still a special invitation.  That's what some of the International Cup combatants will experience on the morning of Tuesday 15th August.

Each nation has been invited to nominate two representatives to attend Morning Tea at Kirribilli House on the morning of IC11 Game Day 2.  No word yet as to who the guests will meet, but both Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her partner Tim Mathieson are very serious footy fans.

Note that the Prime Minister's official residence is The Lodge in Australia's capital Canberra, but Kirribilli House also commands a special regard given Sydney's status as Australia's financial capital and largest city and is often used for official receptions.

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National reps to visit Kirribilli House
Authored by: Cam Homes on Friday, August 05 2011 @ 10:34 am ACST

John Howard resided in Kirribilli House throughout his term as PM. The Lodge was used for receptions etc.

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National reps to visit Kirribilli House
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Friday, August 05 2011 @ 01:33 pm ACST

Correct (in terms of where he actually spent his time), but officially his primary residence remained the Lodge, as with all other PMs.  I think most PMs historically have kept one foot in the Lodge and the other in their family homes throughout their tenures, though maybe not to the extent that John Howard did.

Anyway, let's get back to talking about the footy!

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