The $5 dilemma was a case of look but don’t touch for politicians

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: The $5 note at the press conference.
ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: The $5 note at the press conference.

There was a high-powered crowd in Robertson Park on Monday to hear deputy premier John Barilaro hand out nearly $2 million to help fund community and sporting projects in Orange.

The funding was part of a $200 million statewide project.

Money was the hot topic on a cool morning.

But, it was an errant $5 note that mayor John Davis spotted on the ground that caught everyone’s attention.

Someone was short a fiver but no one was game to claim it in the full glare of the TV and press cameras.

Imagine the embarrassment if it was a hidden-camera style prank.

So there it stayed, the $5 elephant in the room, as the press conference wound up.