Top public servant gave Barilaro reference for plum NY job,Nationals say

Top public servant gave Barilaro reference for plum NY job,Nationals say

John Barilaro has told colleagues he was given a reference from a top public servant backing his appointment to a $500,000-a-year job as a trade commissioner.

  • byAlexandra Smith andLucy Cormack

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Barilaro’s US post is a bad look for NSW Coalition

Barilaro’s US post is a bad look for NSW Coalition

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‘I will make it public’:Premier orders review of Barilaro’s New York appointment

‘I will make it public’:Premier orders review of Barilaro’s New York appointment

Former deputy premier John Barilaro’s appointment as a New York-based trade commissioner came after a panel chose four other candidates,of which one was reportedly offered the job.

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Liberals shiver at the ghost of Metherell amid anger at Barilaro appointment

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