Back in June 2007, Noddy Newman was Lord Mayor of Brisbane.
At that time, Nick DiGirolamo was chief executive of the notorious AWH, and Paul Nicolaou was a Liberal Party fundraiser.
The meeting did take place, and since it has come to light, the money has been refunded.
It is fascinating to consider what was the subject of the meeting, and what small favour could be bought for $5000.
Obviously, not much has changed.
Except perhaps, in Jo Bjelke-Petersen's day, brown paper bags were used.
Excuse my sarcasm........