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Top public servant contacted by woman who missed out on US trade role
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John Barilaro

Top public servant contacted by woman who missed out on US trade role

Jenny West requested a meeting and expressed concerns about how she had been treated. Her email was referred to Investment NSW.

  • by Lucy Cormack and Chris Roots

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Independent expert heads inquiry into Barilaro New York trade role

Independent expert heads inquiry into Barilaro New York trade role

A former top-ranking NSW public servant will lead an independent inquiry into the controversial appointment of former deputy premier John Barilaro to a plum New York trade job.

  • by Angus Thomson
Top public servant gave Barilaro reference for plum NY job, Nationals say
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John Barilaro

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.

  • by Alexandra Smith and Lucy Cormack
Sydney limo driver ‘couldn’t cope with the stress’ after sparking COVID outbreak, lockdown

Sydney limo driver ‘couldn’t cope with the stress’ after sparking COVID outbreak, lockdown

A year after lockdown began, Michael Podgoetsky - also known as the limo driver who was patient zero - says he still thinks about the controversy every day.

  • by Jordan Baker and Amelia McGuire
Top of the heap: why Barilaro’s the perfect choice to be our man in New York

Top of the heap: why Barilaro’s the perfect choice to be our man in New York

Barnaby Joyce once described fellow National John Barilaro as “grating and pushy”. These are just the qualities we’d expect of an envoy sent to New York.

  • by Malcolm Knox
Ex-staffer to Gladys Berejiklian pleads guilty to child sex offences

Ex-staffer to Gladys Berejiklian pleads guilty to child sex offences

A former political staffer to Gladys Berejiklian has pleaded guilty to multiple historic child sex offences, including aggravated indecent assault.

  • by Lucy Cormack and Georgina Mitchell
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Search for NY trade job candidates cancelled the day before Barilaro’s resignation

Search for NY trade job candidates cancelled the day before Barilaro’s resignation

The public servant who appointed John Barilaro to his plum trade job cancelled the recruitment search for the role the day before he quit politics. 

  • by Alexandra Smith
Perrottet concedes two trade positions went to cabinet, but not Barilaro’s

Perrottet concedes two trade positions went to cabinet, but not Barilaro’s

The NSW premier’s admission will further inflame the controversy over the former deputy premier’s appointment to a $500,000-a-year trade role in New York.

  • by Alexandra Smith, Tom Rabe and Lucy Cormack
NSW Labor vows to deliver pre-kindergarten sooner than state government

NSW Labor vows to deliver pre-kindergarten sooner than state government

NSW Labor leader Chris Minns has revealed the first of the policies he will take to next year’s state election, saying Labor would build 100 government preschools located alongside primary schools in its first four years in office.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Barilaro’s US post is a bad look for NSW Coalition
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Barilaro’s US post is a bad look for NSW Coalition

The incident does not help a government trying to convince voters it has learnt its lessons from the pork-barrelling scandals.

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‘The Liberal Party can’t exist for itself’: Constance on life after politics

‘The Liberal Party can’t exist for itself’: Constance on life after politics

Despite losing the seat of Gilmore, Andrew Constance hasn’t ruled out another tilt at Canberra, although he says the troubled NSW division of the party needs to find its way or face irrelevance.

  • by Alexandra Smith