And it raises many serious questions.
Last Thursday, I was sent a very confusing calendar invite from an email account called « Malcolm Turnbull Diary ».
The invite was for a strategy meeting to be held in the prime minister’s parliamentary office on Monday to discuss a « joint announcement » with the Leader of the House Christopher Pyne.
This was extra confusing because the invite was sent to my PERSONAL email address.
My personal account is not really well known to the public (as opposed to my work email which is email@example.com) and it definitely shouldn't be in the prime minister's email system.
Also, since when was the PM's office organising private, strategy meetings with journalists? Was I about to get a briefing on something minister Pyne was going to announce on Tuesday? Was it about the timing of the election?
But the most curious element to the invite was the sender’s address. It was from the email, firstname.lastname@example.org which sounds like the private email server for the prime minister’s family.