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Junie Morosi

morosi_03In Australia in the 1970s, Junie Morosi became the first woman to take the position of Principal Private Secretary to a Senior Federal Minister, Dr Jim Cairns.

This was the turbulent era of the Whitlam Government and one of the controversies that eventually brought the Government down was the relationship between this exotic attractive brunette and her good friend the Federal Treasurer.

The Australian press at the time had a field day. Suddenly Morosi was the most sinister, deadly enemy of Australia – a member of the KGB, the Chinese mafia, you name it . . .

Morosi chose, very deliberately, to give her 30-second version of events rather than fall in a heap and let the media say what they really wanted to say about her.