Bags of money and the old school tie: Private schools and their impact on Melbourne

Fran Bailey in 2011 with former prime minister John Howard and then Opposition leader Tony Abbott.

When Fran Bailey moved from Brisbane to Melbourne in 1970, one big cultural difference stood out between the two cities. “I was constantly amazed at how often I was asked what school I went to,” says the former Liberal MP and Howard-era minister. “You would be invited to someone’s house for dinner and you would meet people and they would invariably ask.”

Source: Bags of money and the old school tie: Private schools and their impact on Melbourne

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