Take the politics out of key government appointments

By The Canberra Times
Updated April 5 2022 - 10:24pm, first published 7:30pm
Michaelia Cash has appointed a former Western Australian state Liberal MP to a position paying $500,000 a year. Picture: Elesa Kurtz.

Some events on the political calendar are so predictable you could set your watch by them. This week it was the traditional triennial abuse of the appointments power to provide grace-and-favour career opportunities for former politicians and other friends of the government.



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