Senate estimates: Labor attacks Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Coalition over political appointments to the tribunal

Finn McHugh
By Finn McHugh
Updated October 26 2021 - 6:02am, first published 6:00am
Christian Porter was told a man considered for a position on the AAT was a paid lobbyist, but appointed him anyway. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Christian Porter knew a man he appointed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal was registered as a lobbyist for a Liberal-aligned government relations firm.

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Finn McHugh

Finn McHugh

Federal Political Reporter

Finn McHugh has been federal political reporter for The Canberra Times since July 2021. He joined the Canberra Press Gallery in 2019 where he was executive producer of Sky News's AM Agenda, before joining NCA NewsWire as a federal political reporter. He has previously interned at the Kuwait Times.

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