Opinion

Fallout of John Barilaro's trade commissioner appointment watched very carefully federally

Jack Waterford
By Jack Waterford
June 24 2022 - 7:30pm
John Barilaro. Picture: Getty Images

Spare a thought for Michael Coutts-Trotter, the Secretary of the NSW Premiers Department. He has been asked, in effect, to decide which of several versions of how John Barilaro was appointed "on merit" to a cushy $500,000 trade commissioner job in New York most closely approximates the truth.

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Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.

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