For those following the drama of the Jeffy Trail extension where the Council took it out of the Neighborhood Plan, the Mayor has included the project in the 2019 CIP. The rehab of the Municipal building is underway. Construction of the new government east garage begins soon..
The debate over whether Germany is being too generous came as more European politicians are questioning the open door approach. “Just between us, you know, the problem is not a European problem. Leaders. Every year since it began in 1989, the Queen has appeared on the Sunday Times Rich List. Most recently, in the 2020 edition, she was placed a comparatively measly 372nd, wedged between two hotel magnates, and far, far below reality TV impresario Mark Burnett ($A715 million) and Rihanna ($A837 million).The Times estimate pegs Her Majesty worth at $A626 million however that is not much more than a big fat guess given the full extent of the Queen personal wealth has long remained one of the palace most closely held secrets.(And by wealth what we are talking about is the money she privately as an individual has in her own bank accounts and the value of her investments, as opposed to the wealth of the Crown Estate which each King or Queen is in charge of as long as they reign and which includes such treasures as Buckingham Palace and its nearly $18 billion art collection.)Now a truly bombshell report from The Guardian has put her personal, private finances uncomfortably under the microscope after the paper revealed she had pushed for a proposed British law to be amended to prevent the full extent of her fortune being made public. Still, the now great grandmother exact worth still remains shrouded in secrecy.RELATED: Kate first selfie overshadowed by royal dramaIn 1973 the Queen, seen here on her Australia tour that year, pushed for a proposed British law to be amended to prevent her vast wealth being made public.Added to which, this is just the latest global headline grabbing royal upheaval to hit the headlines in just over a year, with first Prince Andrew ignominiously exiting public life over his ties to a convicted sex offender.Followed barely two months later by Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announcing they wanted out of royal life, repercussions of which are still buffeting the palace.The Queen and the remaining roster of HRHs have done their best to try and right the tilting palace ship, with her rare appearances last year earning her universal plaudits thanks to her stiff upper lip maternalism.