The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

HE ab­di­cated his role as leader of the Lib­eral’s left fac­tion al­most two years ago, but the state’s most prom­i­nent lob­by­ist Michael Pho­tios is never far from the ac­tion. Fresh from help­ing se­cure the num­bers for Prime Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son, Pho­tios wined and dined a host of fed­eral and state min­is­ters at Mr Wong’s on Mon­day night. Those at the din­ner in­cluded Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Min­is­ter Mitch Fi­field, NSW min­is­ters Matt Kean and Don Har­win, fed­eral MPs Trent Zim­mer­man, Ja­son Falin­ski and Felic­ity Wil­son, and state MPs Gareth Ward and Eleni Petinos (pic­tured left).

The din­ner was one of sev­eral gath­er­ings that fol­lowed a meet-up of around 200 mod­er­ates at the Bent Street Union Club ear­lier that night. Pho­tios, stress­ing the gath­er­ing was a catch-up of old friends than a “mod­er­ates” or busi­ness event, noted the at­ten­dance at the din­ner of At­tor­ney-Gen­eral Chris­tian Porter “who sup­ported Dut­ton”.

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