$12,600 for dinner with Gillard

An unknown punter has forked out $4050 to be able to wrap a scarf hand-knitted by Prime Minister Julia Gillard around their neck.

But dinner with senior Liberals Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull proved the top ticket in the annual federal press gallery Midwinter Ball charity auction.

Someone paid $13,000 for the privilege, just pipping a $12,600 bid for a dinner for with Ms Gillard.

The chance for two people to join Opposition Leader Tony Abbott on his daily bike ride followed by breakfast was won with a $7100 bid.

Proceeds from the auction will be divided among a range of charities.

Gillard at the Midwinter Ball

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