- A parliamentary inquiry found that the appointment of NSW Deputy Prime Minister John Barillaro to the US trade post was “a job for boys.”
- The chairman of the committee said the hiring process was flawed and not being implemented at a distance from executives.
- Barillaro’s appointment became an ongoing scandal for the government, and he abandoned the job before taking the post.
After months of investigation and more than a dozen public hearings, the Labor- and Greens-led committee found the hiring process to be flawed, distancing and poorly enforced.
“We will hear from independent ex-inspectors of the ICAC, not Labor or the Greens,” he told reporters.
They cited evidence from hiring committee members who claimed the selection process was competitive.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/a-job-for-the-boys-john-barilaros-us-trade-job-has-shaken-public-confidence-inquiry-says/a1voswbsg John Barillaro’s U.S. trade job shook public confidence, study says